Unc and Phew have officially arrived.
The rap duo, formed by Migos members Quavo and Takeoff, made their big debut this week with the release of “Hotel Lobby”—their first record release under the new moniker. The Murda Beatz-produced track was accompanied by a video that nods to the modern-day cult classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The visual was helmed by Hunco Films.
The name “Unc and Phew” is a reference to the ATL rapper’s family ties, as Quavo is Takeoff’s uncle. The two spoke about their relationship during a 2013 interview with The Fader, shedding more light on their experience of growing up together in Georgia.
“We moved from Athens to Gwinett when Takeoff was in elementary and I was in middle school,” Quavo said. “His momma took care of everything, and us. We always stayed in the same house. We share everything. He’s basically like a brother.”
Takeoff added: “I don’t look at him as my uncle, but more as my brother. But we always have clowned on each other. He is my uncle, so I gotta clown on him. You gotta be funny.”
You can stream “Hotel Lobby” now on all major DSPs, and check out its official video via YouTube above.
The track arrives amid Migos breakup rumors, which were fueled by Unc and Phew’s new track. The speculation began earlier this week, when fans noticed that Quavo and fellow Migos member Offset were no longer following each other on Instagram. The former was pressed about the whispers while leaving LAX on Thursday; however, he refused to speak on the issue, and simply used the opportunity to promote “Hotel Lobby.”