TakeOff Shines As The Migos’ Transcend Music with Culture II

The Migos have been dishing out music like they still have something to prove. The superstar trio released their third studio album Culture II at midnight. The album comes on the heels of a phenomenal 2017. The success of chart topping hit “Motorsport” ft. Cardi B and Nicki Minaj landed the trio on the cover of Rolling Stone. Culture II boast features from the industries elite, heavy hitters such as Drake, Big Sean, Gucci Mane, 21 Savage, Travis Scott, Post Malone, Ty Dolla $ign and more can be found on Culture II. With production credits from taste makers like, Metro Boomin, Zaytoven, KanyeWest, Pharell and even Quavo made the cut.
The Migos’ deliver as usual, with TakeOff shining as the most lyrical (Keep sleeping on him if you want), Quavo shows off his range with his melodic voice and production and Offset ties it all together with his polished flow and cadence. Culture II includes tracks like, “Narcos”, “Beast”, “Auto Pilot (Huncho on the Beat)” and “Walk It Talk It” ft. Drake, that give us that proper Migos’ energy. However, the production by DJ Durel and Quavo on “Too Playa” ft. 2 Chainz is the smoothest and quite honestly, the most fire moment throughout the album, adding the live saxophone is real playa sh*t. Another favorite is “Made Men” due to the boss’d up energy that it gives off and TakeOff on the hook is seamless.
Overall, I could have done without the 24 tracks, 12 would have been better and Culture II doesn’t translate the way Culture did but, it definitely has its moments. Without fail you can see the growth musically in the trio, at this stage in their career they have the room to do whatever they want. Maybe Culture II will grow on me like “Stir Fry” did, but until then I’ll keep “Too Playa” and “Made Men” in rotation.
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Cardi Muthaf*ckin’ B!

Watching Cardi B maneuver her way through success causes two reactions; 1. You can hate her or 2. This Bardi Gang movement can motivate the f**k out of you!
TIDAL released another exclusive last night, a Cardi B mini documentary entitled “I’m Here Muthaf*ckas”. Which recaps her historic 2017 rookie year from the Bronx to the top of the charts. The 7 minute doc follows her as she performs at Jeremy Scott’s Moschino X TIDAL show during Art Basel.
Cardi B’s success is far from a fortunate stroke of serendipity. Throughout, her documentary “The Bodak Yellow” rapper speaks on how her hustle, massive personality and fashion risks contributed to her notoriety and two Grammy nominations last year. Furthermore, she elaborates on people doubting her by saying, ” I like to prove people wrong, like if somebody tells me I can’t do something I go to the studio, I work hard, once I make that plan..I go get it.” So what does future success look like for Cardi?…She talks ownership and her respect for Jay-Z. “You know that Tidal is everywhere, just to know that a color person owns it, somebody that comes from Brooklyn from the streets, I’m from the street, if he could do it that means I could do it one day.” Nevertheless, 2018 is another year for Bardi B to dominate and I look forward to it. There’s No Limit to her success- All puns intend!
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Queen Mary J. Blige joins the Elite and Receives a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, On Her Birthday!

I’ve been doing my Mary J. Blige dance all day. Not only is it The Queen of Hip-Hop and R&B’s Birthday but the Grammy Award winning singer, Actress and Icon was honored today with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Standing along side of Andre Harrell and Mogul Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, Mary J. Blige was bestowed with this great honor. This is another monumental moment for the Culture and a well deserved moment for Mary J Blige. Now let me go blast “What’s the 411?” and “My Life” at ignorant volumes. Let us continue to celebrate our Legends and give them their flowers while they can still smell them.
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