Migos is a hip-hop supergroup composed of Quavo, his nephew TakeOff, and their cousin Offset. The Atlanta trio is a powerhouse on the charts and radio, scoring several hit records and accolades since their mainstream crossover in 2013. Today the group suffered a devastating blow as they lost their youngest member, TakeOff. Let’s take a look at the group’s journey and success over the years.
The Migos formed when they were all young, initially going under the name The Polo Club. The name that eventually made them famous was a play on Three Amigos. Their breakout came thanks to the song “Versace,” which went viral in 2013 thanks to a remix from Drake. Soon after, their song “Bad and Boujee” ft. Lil Uzi Vert made them Billboard mainstays, followed by hits like “Motorsport,” “Stir Fry,” and “Walk It Talk It.” The group was discovered by Atlanta-based label Quality Control, which is also home to Lil Baby, Lil Yatchy, and Rich The Kid.
Quavo, born Quavious Keyate Marshall, was the group’s initial breakout star. His charismatic energy and fashion sense made him a bit of a mascot for Migos. He scored several top 10 hits outside of Migos, including Post Malone’s “Congratulations” and DJ Khaled’s “I’m The One.” He followed these with a collaborative album with Travis Scott and then his own proper debut. He also made headlines for his relationship with Saweetie, whom he dated from 2018 to 2020. His individual net worth is valued at $26 million and he has a custom sneaker line with Adidas.
Offset was the next member of Migos to break out in the mainstream. He began dating a pre-“Bodak Yellow” Cardi B, and their careers took off together as she became a star. Born Kiari Kendrell Cephus, he scored his first solo hit, “Clout,” featuring his wife. Offset was reportedly at odds with Quavo over rumors that he slept with his former girlfriend Saweetie. This was never confirmed, but he has not appeared with the Migos at any of their shows this year and was not featured on TakeOff and Quavo’s joint album Only Built for Infinity Links. Offsets investment portfolio includes including FaZe Clan (an e-sports organization), streaming and production company AXSD Media, HiDef, and avatar tech company Genies. He is valued at $26 million as well.
TakeOff was the youngest and quietest member of the Migos. He’s appeared in interviews talking candidly about his desire to be more reserved and give fans a chance to miss him. He was so quiet that he eventually went viral for the hilarious exchange when Akademiks asked him if he was left off the song “Bad and Boujiee.” On his own, TakeOff released one solo album called The Last Rocket. He is also valued at $26 million and was a crypto and NFT investor, even releasing a song back in March called “Crypto.”
The group was so successful early on that it took them a while to adjust to their newfound wealth and fame. According to a Yahoo! article published last month, Migos have a combined net worth of $80 million. The guys opened up about how they did not have bank accounts for a while and used to hide their money on their floors and walls. Quavo admits that he began to understand how to manage his taxes and things well after they had become millionaires.
It’s unclear who will be in charge of TakeOff’s finances now that he is deceased, but we are praying for their family during this difficult time.