Migos Shine on new album ‘Culture’


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By Katie Thomas, Staff Reporter

After being called “the Beatles of this generation” by Donald Glover at the 2017 Golden Globe awards and boasting a No. 1 song on the charts, the Migos are showing listeners that their superstardom has only just begun in their second studio album.

The rap trio, consisting of relatives Offset, Quavo and Takeoff, dropped the highly anticipated album, “Culture,” on Jan. 27.  Fortunately, fans wishes were granted and listeners received an album that exceeded expectations while also ensuring a permanent spot in the music industry for the band. After the group dropped lead singles “Bad and Boujee” and “T-Shirt,” their fan base broadened and the Migos were brought into the mainstream music scene, even turning one of their lyrics into an internet meme that made rounds on social media.

The Migos aren’t in bad company on their latest project either. “Culture” flaunts involvement from some of Atlanta’s top producers and rap’s biggest names. The tracklist features DJ Khaled, Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert, Gucci Mane and 2 Chainz. This star-studded list showcases the growing reputation of the trio.

At its surface, this trap-heavy album is one with caffeinated tracks that perfectly embodies the club scene. However, the project also contains deeper content that allows listeners a glimpse into the band’s darker past and experiences growing up in Atlanta.

Tracks “Culture,” “Slippery,” and “Bad and Boujee” feature Migos’ classic, upbeat sound that makes you want to dance. While the first half of the album is undoubtedly fast paced and wild, the second half seems to calm down and enter a deeper zone of the Migos’ musical ability. Songs such as “What’s the Price,” “Deadz,” and “Kelly Price” consist of slower, more experimental beats that adds to the wide variety of sounds on the album.

From the lively trap beats to the unexplainably addictive voices of the three rappers, “Culture” met and exceeded all expectations. However, it’s not only the album itself that shows why the Migos are so special, but rather the reaction of the industry to their style of music. More than anything, this project has proved the group’s influence on other musicians and society. The Migos successfully took their reputation to a completely new level and proved exactly why they are rap rockstars.