It’s easy to argue that in today’s hip-hop industry, music is not the sole stilt that an artist’s career stands on. Musicians (and especially rappers) have to be personable, possess an extremely keen sense of fashion and have striking personalities to stay relevant. All of this feeds into the melting-pot of culture that is surrounding the craft from all sides.
Migos are the epitome of that notion today. Leagues ahead in fashion innovation, unique personalities and consistently pushing the boundaries and sounds of the craft they pursue. They sit, completely iced out with several chains each, on the side of the stage as darkness descends over us. Offset is to the left of his collaborators, rocking white heart-shaped sunglasses that seem to fit his face seamlessly, as if they were made for no one else.
“CULTURE 2 is a masterpiece man. We in a time right now where we setting a trend, we started this whole lil wave, we started the whole genre, we started the whole flow, the whole melody. Ain't nobody right now who can say they ain't took our flow at one point in their career. We ain't tripping, we never did trip. Hip Hop has changed in a big way, We changed it.”
Quavo also has a separate project in the works with superstar Travis Scott that is bound to be a major release, “the album with Travis Scott is going to drop real real soon,” he says, “we been making a whole buncha records, we got like 20 records together. We just need some time to sort em out.”
Regardless of if you feel this new wave of hip-hop bears resemblance to the roots of the genre that many rappers strive for, it’s impossible to argue that Migos is not making a lasting impact on the sound. The most exciting part is that the trio are really just getting started and are destined to create even bigger waves in the years to come.
"At 86-years-old we'll still pull up together and do a Reunion. Our 60 year anniversary, still relevant at 86-years-old," says Quavo, flashing his diamond grills as he laughs.