For the star of a well respected group, Quavo’s Quavo Huncho debut album is as underwhelming as a baseless trap offering can be. Being the ‘Beyonce’ of the Migos group with a slew of impressive and worthy solo offerings including; … more was expected from the Atlanta native but he failed to deliver the immense level of trap vibes accompanied by interesting, relatable lyrics and heavy trap sounds we expected.
All in all, the 19 track album complete with its list of elite features fills the gaping holes left by Quavo’s unimpressive lyricism with solid Production and futuristic videos. One of which is the Dapo Fagbenle aka Daps’s co-directed video for Bubblegum; the Buddah Bless produced track which sees Quavo and Daps adopt warped apocalyptic and extra terrestial views of Atlanta for it’s backdrop while Quavo narrates a story that is all too common to today’s youth over heavy sublime trap beats. The duo reestablish a chemistry that has been ongoing since She For Keeps. At this point, with over 5 co directed video credits to their names, it’s obvious the partnership is set in stone.
What Quavo lacks in lyricism, he makes up in features so instead of taking us through 19 tracks of steady mumble rap, he serves bits and pieces of trap fused Pop and R&B sounds including pop infused Champagne Rosé featuring Madonna and Cardi B and bass heavy Swing complete with an unlikely pair of textured classic keys and rhythmic drums giving off dancehall vibes powered by Normani’s lush vocals and a standard Davido verse delivered in a mix of English and Pidgin inspiring the kinky twist Quavo’s lyrics allude in the track.
While the Album is not everything we expected it to be, as Africans we praise the tidbits of our culture served in it and for trap heads, the sublime production unique to the different tracks is enough to keep us going till he attempts to do better with another effort.