The Migos rapper announced the single and its star producer on Twitter yesterday (August 15). The new song arrives this Friday, August 19.
“@babykeem produced 54321,” the rapper tweeted. He also shared a short clip of the song, which saw him rapping: “Louis V coat pocket filled with blue’s…54321.”
Check out the tweet and listen to the music clip here:
@babykeem produced 54321🤯
— OFFSET (@OffsetYRN) August 15, 2022
Louis v coat pocket filled with blue’s pic.twitter.com/7ACyb7iO4G
— OFFSET (@OffsetYRN) August 14, 2022
Friday 8/19/22 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/pJnvyFhTVQ
— OFFSET (@OffsetYRN) August 13, 2022
Amid rumours that Migos are no longer a trio, Quavo and Takeoff shared a new joint single without Offset titled ‘Us Vs. Them’ earlier this month.
It comes as their second collaborative release for the year, following the May release of ‘Hotel Lobby’ (which they dropped under the moniker Unc And Phew). The new cut arrives under the two rappers’ usual stage names and features a guest appearance from Gucci Mane.
Landing alongside ‘Us Vs. Them’ was the news that Quavo and Takeoff would perform a show as Migos without Offset in tow. The group were recently announced as a headline act for this year’s National Battle Of The Bands in Houston. However, a flyer for the event – scheduled for Saturday, August 27 – only showed images of Quavo and Takeoff.
Rumours of Migos’ breakup started swirling shortly after the release of ‘Hotel Lobby’, when it was reported that Offset had unfollowed both of his bandmates on Instagram. Less than a month later, in June, Migos pulled out of their scheduled performance at the 2022 Governors Ball festival, with organisers for the event saying they would no longer appear “due to circumstances out of [their] control”.
At the time, a representative for Migos stated that despite the cancellation, they were still a group, with TMZ reporting that the reason for their withdrawal from the lineup was due to Quavo being busy filming a movie and being unable to work around the scheduling conflict.
In June, Quavo and Offset performed as Migos as part of the Summer Smash 2022 festival in Chicago, performing multiple tracks (including ‘Hotel Lobby’) without their bandmate present.
Migos’ most recent album together was last year’s ‘Culture III’. In a four-star review, NME said the record saw the trio “successfully pick up from where they left off” with ‘Culture II’, and that “the latest chapter in the trio’s career certainly seems unlikely to be overlooked by the masses who have embraced the group for the best part of a decade”.