Artist Spotlight: The Migos

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Artist Spotlight: The Migos

Album: Culture

RELEASE DATE: January 28, 2017

The newest iconic trio consisting of Quavo (Quavious Marshall), Offset (Kiari Cephus) and Takeoff (Kirshnik) were all born in Atlanta, Georgia between 1995-1997. The Migos began their quest to fame with their first album in 2010 entitled “Jugg Season”. They are mostly known for their popular Hip-Hop and Rap singles such as ‘Versace’, ‘Look at My Dab’ and ‘Bad & Boujee’.

The trio were raised together as direct family members but not as siblings. Quavo is Takeofff’s uncle and Offset is Quavo’s cousin. Takeoff and Offset are also cousins. The three were raised together as if they were brothers in Lawrenceville, Georgia. When they were in high school, they gained a passion for Hip-Hop. They wanted to show everyone that they could be the next best rap group since N.W.A. Before the release of their first album and their wide recognition, the group made songs that were only known to Atlanta residents.

What brought the trio to public recognition was their first hit single entitled ‘Versace’. But the remix to this song, featuring Drake, is what made it peak on US Billboard Hot 100 and XXL’s 25 Best Songs of 2013. In that same year, they released their first top-selling album “YRN” (Young Rich N****s) which included ‘Versace’, ‘Hannah Montana’ and ‘Bando’. This was the origin of their come-up. Within a few years, “No Label”, “No Label II”, “Young Rich N****s 2”, and “Culture” were released everywhere while the success of each album made The Migos  young celebrities. The group is known for their popular ad-libs, one-liners and trends. The ‘dab’ dance was invented by them which is still used today in parties whenever any song by them comes on. With the success of their newest number one hit single, ‘Bad and Boujee’ and their recent album “Culture” becoming the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, it will not be impossible for them to ever be forgotten by fans.

The Migos are currently multitasking, performing in concerts across the country and filming more music videos for more songs that are featured in “Culture”.

Brandon Corbin is a Sophomore Broadcast/Mass Communications major from Baton Rouge, LA. He will be a contributor to The Campus Chronicle for the 2017-2018 school year.

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