SPOILERS FOR NARCOS: MEXICO SEASON 2
Disclaimer: Mentions of Drug Use
Quavo fancies himself a Narcos superfan and now the Grammy-nominated artist can say he was in the Netflix series.
Narcos: Mexico dropped its second season on February 13 and it has been a wild ride. On top of all of the business ventures that the Narcos toyed around with, finding a new product to push was one that just fell into the Arellano Felix family’s lap. In the episode Alea Iacta Est, Quavo is a drug dealer from Los Angeles who makes his way to Tijuana, where he introduces the crack making process to the coke pushing family. Fans might have been surprised to see the rap-artist in the Netflix series, but Quavo’s hit song was titled “Narcos” – so it just made sense.
Not only was this cameo a meta-encounter, but Quavo also references another piece of well-known pop culture when it comes to the world of cocaine and drugs. At one point, when Quavo is at the Arellano Felix family’s club, he witnesses one of the brothers, Ramon; introducing his newly released from jail brother to crack. The brothers continue to smoke, as Quavo observes:
“I know you ain’t gonna understand this, but I’m going to tell you, like a bad bitch told Tony, ‘Don’t get high on your own supply’. Tony should’ve listened.”
Was Quavo foreshadowing events to come or perhaps even referencing season one, where Rafa fell down the cocaine rabbit-hole?
Quavo was supposed to be associated with his Migos bandmates Offset and Takeoff, but apparently…they never showed up, which is why Quavo is accompanied by two other associates in his two scenes. Narcos showrunner Eric Newman explained:
“Those guys love the show, and I got to know their manager when they actually helped in the marketing of the last season because they just loved it so much, and they were like, ‘I want to be a part of this’. I said, ‘I wrote you a scene, would you come do it?’ And they’re like, ‘Yep, we would.’ And he showed up. Now, it was supposed to be all three of them, but the music world is a different business, and so only one of them showed up, and we’re like, ‘Cool, love it.’ I would have kept him around forever. I would do a show with him. It was really fun. When you get into the business of making a TV show or movie, it’s boring, you’re like hanging around all day, but he was great and I’m excited about people discovering it when they watch.”
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