On January 27 Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff, known as ‘Migos’, released their album “Culture”. The album consists of 13 songs with features from Gucci Mane, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Lil Uzi Vert, and DJ Khaled. Two of their popular singles,”Bad and Boujee” and “T-Shirt”, which were released prior to “Culture” have been added to the album. It is available to listen to on all major music streaming apps.
Fans have been anticipating the release of “Culture” for a while. Originally the album was scheduled to be made public in October of 2016 but due to conflicts with 300 Entertainment, the date was pushed back. Quavo, member of the group, took to twitter about the delay tagging 300 Entertainment in his post while getting help from fans on the issue, “You makin the fans Angry they ready for #CULTURE Comment if U Tired Of Waiting!! REALTALK!!”.
Luckily, the waiting was made easier thanks to “Bad and Boujee,” a single put out on October 28 and topped the Billboard Hot 100 list, becoming their first number one song. Additionally, the single was officially certified Platinum in late January. On top of that, when the album was officially released fans went crazy. The rap group held a concert for the debut of the album, which sold out in an hour.
For those unable to see the concert live, fans stayed updated on Twitter as they promised the album release at midnight. Listeners tuned in as soon as they could to hear the art produced by Metro Boomin, Nard & B, Zaytoven and Murda Beatz.
“I think that this is their most publicized album yet. They’ve released multiple mixtapes and albums before, but now that they are a little more popular, I think a lot more people were waiting for this album. After “Bad & Boujee” flew up the charts, fans wanted to see if the rest of the songs on the album would compare– in my opinion it did. Their music is very typical to the style that is popular right now in the sense that the beat is what attracts fans and not necessarily the lyrical genius in the song, but I love it. I’ve listened to the album every day since it came out, in the car, in the hallways, etc. and in my opinion, it’s their best album so far,” said Yazmin Battee, Leesville junior.
Common thoughts on the album have circulated through Leesville, in the hallways and especially in the student parking lot. Students have recently been playing the album on repeat blasting it in their cars as they go in and out of the parking lot. Colleen Morgan, Leesville junior, appreciates Migos’ new album and the fact that she can enjoy listening to it wherever she goes, in any mood she’s in. “Personally I think it’s one of their best albums yet, it’s really diverse and has good features. It’s nice because all my friends like it too and we can listen to it and get hype in the car. Unlike most rap songs, ‘Culture’ includes songs where you can actually understand the words,” said Morgan.
Being a very diverse album including fast and slow paced songs, it was a great addition to the rap/ hip hop music world.