Album Review: Culture

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The Migos, Quavo, Offset and Takeoff,  have finally released their newest album of 2017 entitled “Culture”. “Culture” dropped on January 27, consisting of 12 songs, with two of them already being recognized as club bangers. ‘Bad and Boujee’ and ‘Call Casting’ were released everywhere as singles but ‘Bad and Boujee’ ended up becoming a mega hit. This came as a surprise because it is one of the few songs that doesn’t feature group member Takeoff. Instead, newcomer Lil Uzi Vert features in this song towards the end. This album also includes more features such as DJ Khaled, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz and Travis Scott.

This album was produced heavily by both MetroBoomin, Nard & B, and Zaytoven. MetroBoomin produced ‘Bad and Boujee’ which is now currently the number one single on the Billboard Hot 100. This became the first number one hit that the group made after all of the other club songs that they started releasing in 2013. This song became so iconic, when it comes on at any party or car radio, fans would automatically get ‘turnt’ and recite the entire song. Takeoff was not able to get any verse in their number one hit ‘Bad and Boujee’ however, in all the the other songs on the album, he was able to shine a lot more than he usually does. In the last few albums, such as “YRN”, Quavo had most of the notoriety. Offset’s features were well balanced in each song, especially ‘Bad and Boujee’ where he had the most spotlight.

Since the release of “YRN” and “No Label”, The Migos were known for forgoing the rules of mainstream Rap but their new album that includes some hit singles would say otherwise. They are now more known for delivering memorable and humorous trends, ad-libs, one-liners, and hooks in a remarkably procedural fashion. In “Culture”, you hear each member of the trio often say “Dat Way”, which was said multiple times in ‘Bad and Boujee’. This one-liner that they came up with turned out to trend well on social media especially on Snapchat and Instagram. On the same song, Offset says in each hook, “We came from nothing to something.” Basically, he’s saying they came from only being next to the DJ at a party to being signed to Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music Management. After all of that and then the release of this song and album, they’re definitely something now.

“Culture” has been classified as being The Migos’ best album yet. Most of their lyrics exploit their come-up from the streets to being a lot more prominent. “Culture” receives 9 stars out of 10 stars.

Brandon Corbin is a Freshman Broadcast/Mass Communications major from Baton Rouge, LA. He will be a contributor to The Campus Chronicle for the 2016-2017 school year.

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