By Njera Perkins
After much anticipation from the fans, Migos has finally blessed us with their sophomore album, “Culture”. At the top of their game right now, Migos took full advantage of the momentum from their hit single, “Bad and Boujee”, and dropped their album right on time.
Becoming one of the most influential acts in hip-hop, Migos has a grip on the rap game like no other. They’ve come a long way since they released their debut album, “Yung Rich Nation”, back in 2015. After dropping their first album, and plenty of bangers to follow, they had everyone wondering if they could deliver once again. Well, after they dropped their hit single, “Bad and Boujee”, and the music video for their newest single, “T-Shirt”, there’s no question that they’ve been out here working hard. On its way to number one on the Billboard 200, Migos definitely didn’t disappoint with this album. With its catchy trap beats, dope verses, and highly entertaining adlibs, “Culture” is a major come up from their first album.
“Culture” isn’t lyrically heavy, but it delivers great bars and verses that prove why Migos is the best to do it. This album is so great, because each rapper complements each other so well, and it gives each artist a chance to shine in their own right. Quavo gives us catchy hooks on “T-Shirt” and “Slippery”, while Offset bodies his verse on “Brown Paper Bag”, and Takeoff completely spazzes at the end of “Get Right Witcha.”
Although the album didn’t have too many features, the few guest appearances are from some heavyweights. DJ Khaled is on the intro, 2 Chainz gives us a verse on “Deadz”, Travis Scott gives us his signature flow and catchy bars on “Kelly Price” and Migos pays homage to their Atlanta roots by bringing in Gucci Mane for “Slippery.” Lil Uzi Vert also offers a verse on the highlight of the album, “Bad and Boujee”. The production on “Culture” is immaculate as Zaytoven handles a good portion of it, while Murda Beatz, Purps, Cardo, and Nard & B handle the rest.
The name of the album speaks for itself, and Migos definitely have big plans for the future. They wanted people to recognize their musical influence and why their music is so important to the culture. After getting an official stamp of approval from Donald Glover at the 2017 Golden Globes Awards, everyone should give Migos the props they deserve. They came up with magic for the “Culture” album and this is only the beginning for them. They keep hitting us with fire tracks and more great mixtapes and albums are coming.
If you haven’t checked out the album yet, hopefully you will after reading this review. Some highlight tracks to check out on the album are “Slippery”, “Big on Big”, “Kelly Price” and “Brown Paper Bag.” Stream the entire album below and let us know what your favorite tracks off the album are.