Pulse Album Review Migos are Atlanta's new masters on "Culture" album

We came from nothin' to somethin,'" Offset declares on "Bad and Boujee," and in “Culture”, they show us what ‘something’ looks like.

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Album- Culture
Artiste- Migos
Record Label- 300 Entertainment (2017)

Duration- 58 minutes

In 2013, Migos pierced through Atlanta and had their breakout with their highly rated “Young Rich Niggas” mixtape which was celebrated by the industry experts as the next big thing. Their style was unique. Cold rapping, they embraced money, the drug culture of the hood, and embraced Trap music as a medium to pass across their message.

Their hit 'Versace' single became an anthem which birthed tons of remixes, and had Drake jump on it.

In December, they were headline acts at the Beat FM Christmas concert in Nigeria, where they had some of the highest concert energy they have ever experienced due to their influence on the burgeoning trap scene amongst the high and middle class youths.

Davido and Migos at Beat Fm Christmas Party 2016 play

Davido and Migos at Beat Fm Christmas Party 2016

 

The year is 2017, and trio -- comprised of Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset -- have established themselves as trendsetters in hip-hop, creating new words and catchphrases which have always found a way to become anthemic for the youths.  “Bando,” “Versace,” “Hannah Montana,” “Chinatown,” “Pipe It Up,” “Look at My Dab,” “Dat Way,” and “Bad and Boujee” have affected pop culture and the entire English language.

New album – “Culture” – shows that playing at the mainstream has never changed Migos, and they continue their unique work on the new project. They are still the same kids, with the same content and catchphrases. But the world has changed around them, and they have the audience now. They are leaders now, and they are introducing everyone (memes and white America) to the realities of their roots and their sound.

Migos in Lagos play

Migos in Lagos

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Most songs here still stick to the rapid-fire flows, swag-raps with raunchy, fun, and sometimes hilarious lyrics, which rep the streets. The entire album is a huge rags-to-riches story, and they aren’t shy about the display of their wealth and what it has earned them. "We came from nothin' to somethin,'" Offset declares on "Bad and Boujee," and in “Culture”, they show us what ‘something’ looks like.

For the most part, this works out nicely, and Migos the attraction and exuberance. They are larger than life, and the images that they create, is immersive.

Rating -3.5/5

Ratings Board

1-Dull
2-Boring
2.5-Average
3-Worth Checking Out
3.5-Hot
4-Smoking Hot
4.5-Amazing
5-Perfection

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