Quavo had dropped out of Berkmar High School to pursue his music career.
Many congratulated Quavo on Twitter for returning to high school despite having a successful music career.
Aww I’m proud of the fact that Quavo finished hs even with all the fame and money
— WHAT THA FREAK (@foxyslimm) May 22, 2020
In his Instagram message, Quavo said that he would celebrate the occasion by dropping a new song. “Need It” appeared on Vevo soon after.
Quavo Set Records When He Was A Quarterback at Berkmar
Quavo went from backup to starting quarterback for Berkmar High School’s football team, the Berkmar Patriots, according to Bleacher Report.
The Patriots didn’t win often, going just 1-9 during the 2009 season when Quavo was on the field. However, Quavo’s former coach, John Thompson, said that had little to do with Quavo, whom he described as a competitor and good football player. Quavo led the county in passing yards and set game records for completions, Thompson said.
Quavo did win the homecoming game, going 19-of-25, passing for 201 yards and scoring 3 touchdowns, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.
Thompson told Bleacher Report he could hear Quavo singing even then. “‘Coach, I got you with the grades, but I just want to get out of here and make music,’” Thompson said Quavo told him. “He was adamant: He was going to be successful in the music industry.”
Quavo Quit High School To Pursue Music with The Group Migos
Migos includes Quavo and Offset, who are cousins, and Takeoff, who is Quavo’s nephew. The group specializes in trap music with a “bass-heavy Southern variant of hip hop,” according to Biography.
Takeoff’s dream was always rap, while Quavo described himself as a “sports fanatic” in an interview the trio gave to The Fader. Quavo was in eighth grade when he began recording mixtapes under the name Crunk Boy in 2008, according to Biography. However, it took Quavo two years before he decided that music would be worth his singular focus.
“We never took music serious till we dropped the first mixtape, my 10th-grade year. I didn’t finish high school,” Quavo told The Fader.
The trio grew up in a three-bedroom home under the roof of Quavo’s mother, according to what Quavo told Rolling Stone. Quavo said life was rough in his neighborhood, especially because they were out in the streets at the same time that Mexican drug cartels appeared in his hometown of Gwinnett County.
After the group’s song “Versace” became a hit, Quavo said it represented a huge turn in their lives: “I made a million dollars out of $4,000,” he told Rolling Stone. Since then, the group has collaborated with various stars including Sean Kingston, 2 Chainz and Chance the Rapper.
Although Migos started out being distributed by Quality Control, the group made a distribution deal with 300 Entertainment, Rolling Stone reported.
“When you drop a song and wake up in the morning and hear the song you dropped last night, that’s the best feeling,” Quavo told The Fader. “The song will tell you then.”