Album Review: Migos “Culture” Timothy White January 30, 2017 Music 416 Tweet Share Share Email WhatsAppShares 0 Finally, after months of preparation, singles, and trendy internet videos the Migos finally dropped their highly anticipated sophomore album titled “Culture.” Disregarding the impeccable series of mixtapes that the North Atlanta based music group has dropped in the past, this was by far the most highly anticipated body of work they’ve released to date. The album only features Travis Scott, Gucci Mane, DJ Khalid, 2 Chainz, and of course Lil Uzi Vert from the Bad & Boujee single. Not only does the culture album have more features than the Migos freshman album titled “Young Rich Nation”, it also has particular fan focus around Quavo a member of the Migos rap group. Due to his catchy melodic hooks and overall witty trap bars, the media (via twitter) has dubbed Quavo as the Beyonce of the group in a reference to when she was with the early 2000’s trio group “Destiny’s Child”. With that being said Quavo alone has brought a lot of anticipation and attention to this particular album release almost as if it was his own solo project. However, after listening to the entire album it’s safe to say that the Migos as individuals each had an equal share of the album and no individual Migo really out shines the other. On the Culture album, the Migos all shine equally together. Staying true to there Atlanta trap roots the 13 track album is a more than needed wake up call to anyone who hasn’t been completely familiar with the group since there break into the rap industry in late 2013. But if your already familiar with the migos like everyone else, this album wasn’t much a surprise in regards to the production, lyrics, and overall vibe it gives off after listening to it. The album is named “Culture” due to the groups belief that they basically started this new wave or culture of rap that has rapidly taken over the rap industry. This I can definitely agree with but I can’t lie I did expect this album to be a little more virtuous than their previous work. With songs like Call Casting, Get Right Witcha, Bad & Boujee, and Kelly Price it seemed as if the Migos were on a new level of dabbing. But the overall culture album didn’t really match the energy level these four songs have. The culture album overall is an easy listen and can be labeled as a good if not almost great body of work especially since it’s only their second studio released album. But I can honestly say leading up to this release that this album was a tad bit over hyped. I’d rate it easily a 7.8 out of 10.