Georgia-based American rap and hip-hop group Migos released their second album Culture back in January under Atlantic Records, Quality Control Entertainment and 300 Entertainment. For the last couple years, the group has made waves in the industry, releasing all types of catchy singles and mixtapes.
Most of Culture was produced by popular producers such as Zaytoven and Murda Beatz Craft. This album comes after Migos’ most recent mixtape Young Rich Nation, which was released back in 2015. Featured artists on Culture include some of the hottest names in hip-hop: DJ Khaled, Gucci Mane, Travis Scott and 2 Chainz.
“Bad and Boujee” is a huge hit off the album, and has garnered so much attention through the help of social media memes and viral success from the group’s Rap Snacks jingle. The popular banger is the first song from the album to hit No. 1 on the Top 100 list, and received even more attention once it received acclaim from actor, rapper and show-runner Donald Glover at the Golden Globe Awards. Glover praised “Bad and Boujee” as the “best song ever.”
According to XXL Magazine, fan favorites from the album also include “T-Shirt” and “Call Casting.” “T-Shirt” discusses the daily life of young, hardworking rappers, and lessons taught from mothers on how to be successful. “Mama told me, not to sell work, 17-5 same color t-shirt,” they chant during the chorus, placing emphasis on what contributed to the group’s current success. “T-Shirt” is now No. 43 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
“Call Casting” has a similar vibe regarding the daily routine of someone in the music industry and the lifestyle they live, though it has a deeper bass sound.
The album itself is strategically ordered. It starts off with more of a party vibe, but as it ends, listeners are left pondering the meaning of the lyrics in detail. It looks like this album will remain a favorite in the hip-hop arena for a while.