Quavo just dropped a brand new national anthem

“CULTURE NATIONAL ANTHEM” follows a petition for a Quavo guest verse on “The Star Spangled Banner.”

January 15, 2018

In August, a Migos fan started a petition to have Quavo drop a feature verse on "The Star Spangled Banner" (it got 9,117 signatures). Quavo responded positively on Twitter just a few days later, writing: ""SO THEY WANT HUNCHO TO BE FEATURED ON THE NATIONAL ANTHEM LETS ROLL. If the person who created the petition was joking, Quavo wasn't: today he shared the "CULTURE NATIONAL ANTHEM" on Twitter.


Quavo didn't simply add a verse to the American national anthem, however. Instead, he created a brand new song and accompanying video, streaming above. Both are very somber: The visuals, posted on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 15), contain footage of the civil rights leader. The video ends with "II," likely a reference to the new Migos album Culture II, which is currently being mixed.

Quavo isn't one to shy away from taking content cues from the internet: In 2016, when a clip of Quavo and Migos improvising a Rap Snacks jingle went viral, the group responded by creating a full, studio-quality version called "A Dab Of Ranch."

Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho, a collaborative project from Quavo and Travis Scott, dropped in December.

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Quavo just dropped a brand new national anthem