The ATL trio, known popularly as Migos, consisting of Quavo, Takeoff and Offset (WHOO, WHOO, WHOO!) are one of the most exciting, extra, and LiT. Their latest studio album, appropriately titled ‘CULTURE‘, was a big step forward early on in their young but demanding careers.
While they enlist young legends for production, Metro Boomin, Murda Beatz and Purps of 808 Mafia, they also call on the always banging-beats orchestrator Zaytoven for his glorious Trap keys. While the majority of the album is held down by Migos, they called on few additional vocals. While neither DJ Khaled or Uzi’s contributions to their respected songs add any weight to the project, all of the Migos shine by themselves. It is just unfortunate that Takeoff doesn’t get to ride the wave of success of “Bad & Boujee” as hard as his fellow Migo’s. However, he makes up for it in songs such as “Get Right Witcha” and the opening track…”Culture”.
The production in overall is great. While it has a more mainstream sound to the overall direction; slow, melodic and catchy instrumentals and vocal performances, there’s no denying how entertaining the Southern spitters are. Although the themes they are rapping about it is nothing different to the rest of their discography, the album itself, doesn’t compare to their previous releases, such as ‘No Label 2‘, ‘Y.R.N 2Y.R.N 2‘ and ‘Rich Nigga Timeline‘.
Although their lyrics can be an excuse for escapism, their ad-libs are one of my favourite things in Hip-Hop/Trap at the moment.
In all, it’s a cool album. It shows that Migos are still a very much in demand and entertaining group of individuals as well as great artists.