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Culture by Migos

Culture by Migos

Album Review

Migos’ sophomore full-length C U L T U R E is the sound of the north Atlanta trio seizing their moment. Released in the wake of their chart-topping success on the Billboard Hot 100 for “Bad and Boujee,” C U L T U R E propels the Migos three into the mainstream with a collection of woozy trap gems that is a peak in their young careers thus far. Much like Young Thug’s JEFFERY, the aptly titled C U L T U R E feels like a snapshot of the climate, a standout in contemporary rap in the late 2010s. Indeed, as Quavo raps on “T-Shirt,” Migos “do it for the culture.” Here, that includes a heavy amount of drugs, sex, and automatic weaponry. Other typically clever Migos-isms abound — who else can brag about “cooking up dope with a uzi” (in a Crock-Pot, no less) and make it sound plausible? — while their flow has matured and is more confident. There’s an undeniable energy and self-assuredness that bleeds into each song, not only…




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