Following their chart-topping, Gambino-approved hit single “Bad and Boujee,” hip-hop group Migos looked to prove that they aren’t one-hit wonders in their new album, “Culture”.
They did just that.
“Bad and Boujee,” easily the most popular song on the album, gained the group's worldwide fame with its addictive hook and innovative lyrics.
It took over the hip-hop scene, reaching #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It even made a brief appearance in the meme-world:
However, "Bad and Boujee" isn't the only hit song on the album. "T-Shirt," the second song on the record, is on the rise. It has already reached as high as #19 on the Billboard Hot 100.
"T-Shirt" was one of my favorite songs on the album because it included many of the same elements that made “Bad and Boujee” a chart-topper. A rhythmic beat coupled with creative lyrics made for an addictive song to bump to.
One of my favorite lines in "T-Shirt" was, "Woah kemosabe, chopper aimin' at your noggin. Had to cop the Audi, then the top I had to chop it."
“Culture” also featured some great established artists that made the album even more memorable. These included: DJ Khaled, Lil Uzi Vert, 2 Chainz, and Travis Scott.
One great song that featured one of these stars was “Kelly Price,” which featured hip-hop artist Travis Scott. This song was a great combination of Migos’s rap and rhythm combined with Scott’s famous auto-tuned vocals.
One of my favorite lines in the song was, "My ice, klondike, ride around, dope ride. Ride around, get right, get rich, good night, good night, you know (good night)."
Migos was under pressure to deliver a hit album after their first album, “Yung Rich Nation,” did not do as well as they hoped. This fantastic album really shows how much they have grown.
Paul Thompson, a music critic for Pitchfork, agrees, saying “it [‘Culture’] marks a sharp improvement from the North Atlanta trio’s debut, 2015’s ‘Yung Rich Nation,’ an album that showed a tremendous amount of technical dexterity, but stiffer writing and only half-formed pop instincts.”
“Culture” will be remembered as the album that officially entered Migos into hip-hop stardom. Even though we are only in March, I think that this will be one of the best hip-hop albums of the year.
Migos is no one-hit wonder. “Culture” has shown us they they are here to stay.