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Migos: Culture II (Review)

March 19, 2018

Migos are some of the best in Hip Hop when it comes to hits. They are the life of the party and they are leaders of the genre in their own right. Bursting into the mainstream in 2016 with their smash hit Bad and Boujee, Migos earned their spot atop the culture and haven't looked back since. Migos is a very polarizing act with people either loving or hating them. Some credit them with being huge influences in the rise of mumble rap. Others love their catchy tunes, fashion, and overall trendsetting. Love them or hate them, you can't deny their success. Migos consistently has top simultaneous hits on the charts and are one of the most request acts in the biz. With the release of Culture II, Migos continues to solidify their spot as top hit makers in the genre. The album opens up with the record Higher We Go with Migos speaking on their accession to Hip Hop. Culture II is a solid step up from their first release Culture in 2017. With the first Culture album, we got several high level Migos records paired with much less desirable records. The project in its entirety lacked a bit.  What sets Culture II apart from its previous namesake, is that Culture II has several outstanding records such as CC featuring the godfather of Trap, Gucci Mane, who is a great addition to the record, Stir Fry,  a bonafide hit that everyone loves, BBO, featuring 21 Savage, and Motor Sport, where we see a Nicki Minaj verse pitted against a Cardi B verse. In addition to the foundation of those very strong records, Culture II is backed up by a whole album of good records. Just about every record is catchy and fun which makes it great for a party environment. This style has been the formula for  Migos success for some time now and there seems to be no reason why they would change. The consistency of Culture II allows you to enjoy it top to bottom despite the album being a very long, comprised of 24 records, close to double the listening time of your average release.

For Culture II, Migos enlisted an all-star supporting cast to ensure the hits keep on coming. The album features the likes of 21 Savage, Drake, Gucci Mane, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla Sign, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Post Malone, and 2 Chainz. Every single artist shines in their respective assignment. One thing that is apparent on this album are the strengths of each individual Migos member. Take Off seems to be the most gifted lyrically, Ouavo owns every hook making it his own he also is the best with melody, and Off Set seems to be the most consistent with finding a pocket to reside in on just about every record on the album. Overall I gotta say Culture II is a super fun album that's catchy and will have you bouncing. The album doesn’t deliver much meaning but this is not why we love Migos. With a Migos project or single we want to turn up and enjoy ourselves. Culture II provides an outlet to do just that. So enjoy and have fun. We at Critix Music give Culture II 4 out of 5X’s.




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