Migos are an American hip-hop group who have been gaining lots of popularity over recent years. So much so that they have reached the realm of superstardom. Migos, brought together in 2009, is a hip-hop group from Georgia. The group is comprised of three rappers – Quavo (24), Takeoff (21), and Offset (23). One characteristic of the group that a lot of people don’t know about is that the three rappers are all directly related to each other. It’s a family affair. Quavo is Takeoff’s uncle, and Offset is Quavo’s cousin. This is one of the reasons why critics believe they are so dynamic together.
While Migos were formed in 2009, it took them a couple of years to jump into the hip-hop game. In 2011, they released their first mixtape titled Juug Season, which was not as successful as anticipated. Years later they released their breakout single Versace. This single-handedly jumpstarted the trio’s careers as it reached the Billboard Top 100, and even peaked the interested of the very famous Canadian hip-hop artist Drake. Migos and Drake went on to collaborate and produce an official remix, which only helped Migos popularity to grow. Shortly after the release of their single, they released their second mixtape titled Y.R.N. (Young Rich Niggas), which caught their audience’s eye. Since then, the trio rose to more fame than they could have imagined. In 2014, they released another mixtape titled No Label 2, which was downloaded over 100,000 times in the first week of its release. The rappers have since put out numerous EP’s and singles that have hit the top of the charts, including the single Bad and Bouji and their album Culture.
I’ll be honest, I was a little late to the Migos Party. I had never heard of the group until late last year when I encoutered hundreds of memes with the words “Rain Drop, Drop Top.” Confused as to what this was, I went straight to Google, thus discovering Migos. As I became more familiar with the Migos name, I notice more and more buzz about the trio. Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, thanked Migos for making “Bad and Bouji” at this year’s Golden Globes. And personally, I would like to thank them for making “Culture.” The sophomore album is on of my favourite hip-hop albums of this decade. As a fan of old school hip-hop, Migos reminds me of a modern day N.W.A. Not in the sense that their music is similar, but the fact that they are paving the way for the future of hip-hop. Big names want to work with them, and big labels want to sign them. Keep an eye on this group – big things are coming.