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.