By Malcolm Morrow The Migos have released their new album “Culture” after setting the game ablaze with a succession of hot charting...
By Malcolm Morrow
The Migos have released their new album “Culture” after setting the game ablaze with a succession of hot charting singles.
Their recent run of media has seen them doing significant crossing over into more mainstream media such as Jimmy Kimmel Live! and appearing in Donald Glover’s critically acclaimed series Atlanta. This push beyond their usual audience has afforded them an ever-expanding fanbase.
With the release of their new album, “Culture”, we get the usual Migos and plenty of the melodic trap music we’ve grown to know and love. However, there are a few standout tracks such as the lead single “Bad and Boujee” and “T-Shirt” that hint at some future progression from this trio of MC’s.
The production on Bad and Boujee is a traditional trap melody with some nice added touches that hypnotizes you sonically and your body can’t resist moving.
“T-Shirt” is all about the cadence of the infectious chorus and the great verses from Takeoff and Offset making it the closet style in relation to Migos earliest hits while improving on the formula. The video is also quite the visual spectacle and is definitely a step outside of their usual.
“Kelly Price” featuring Travi$ Scott is also a nice banger. Travi$’ auto-tuned crooning goes perfectly with Migos trademark cadence and subject matter.
“Deadz” is pretty lit in its second half, Takeoff and 2 Chainz verses serve as saving grace and bring new energy to the track. The Gucci Mane assisted “Slippery” doesn’t do anything out of the ordinary but it is a pretty decent track regardless.
Sadly, the rest of the album doesn’t fare as well. The rest of the tracks sound like they could have been on “No Label 2” or “Young Rich Niggas 2” and don’t display as much growth or command over their signature style. This is the conundrum I find with Migos. They obviously have some true talent and could craft something with a bit more detail if they really wanted to. Takeoff’s lowkey lyricism is a testament to that.
Migos are at the top of their game right now and only time will tell if they can continue to evolve and change the way that mainstream Rap culture operates.
Since the release of their first hit single “Versace“, Migos have had an undeniable impact on hip hop/rap music culture. Their signature flow has been utilized by countless MC’s hoping to catch that same wave of viral success. The unique cadence present in their verses was innovative and the spot on production combined to create trap music excellence. They followed their debut with a string of well-received mixtape bangers and radio hits including “Hannah Montana“, “Fight Night“, “Freak No More“, “Handsome and Wealthy“, “Pipe It Up” and “Look At My Dab“. They have solidified their spot amongst the hottest artist in rap music.
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