After many reschedules and cancelations, NME Magazine ( News Musical Express) got the chance to sit down with our favorite trap trio.
We are of course talking about Migos.
It was two days after the Grammy Awards- and the interview room might as well have been a Grammys afterparty.
Set in a decked out New York recording studio, humongous blunts are being passed around the studio like a teacher passing out homework at the end of class. Migos is picking out outfits for NME’s cover shoot, and their options cost more than an engineer’s salary. We’re talking Louis Vuitton cases filled with diamond-encrusted rings and watches, and a freakin’ silver chain with a stupidly large $75,000 Yoda face on it.
Oh , but there’s more. There’s also stacks of $100 bills laying around ( only losers use fake money for props). The stacks add up to $50,000 in total.
You know- just chump change, right?
But despite all of the material wealth that Migos has amassed from the wild success of Bad and Boujee and Culture ( and probably Culture II as well) the group is feeling cheated.
They feel they deserve to have some shiny gold Grammys to adorn the solid cherrywood shelves of their multi million dollar mansions.
“They cheated us,” says Offset when asked if they had a good time at the ceremony.
Bad and Boujee and Culture lost to Kendrick Lamar’s Damn and Humble. However, Migos isn’t so humble when it comes to talking about their latest work.
Quavo chimes in- “There was nothing bigger than the f**king ‘Culture’ album this whole last year!” “They’re scared to handle the three-headed monster…Shaking his head, he offers a mumble- you can feel his disappointment. “Ooh… we’ll be back next year.”
Then, he randomly gets louder and yells
“WE’LL BE F**KING BACK NEXT YEAR.”
Indeed they will, and with Culture II up for review, who knows what will happen. By the way, if you were wondering why they named their latest two albums “Culture”- here it is….
“Culture defines a new generation, a new sound of music, new change, a diversity of fans, all in one party, one event and they all share good-ass music. Culture is one color and it’s everybody’s color. The culture goes forever and we will never RIP the culture. You’re trying to figure out if the culture will live on through one, two, three, four, five, six – that we don’t know, we will make you WAIT ON IT. But the culture will not die, the culture will live forever.”
What a great message, and one that is certainly needed in 2018. In the past we’ve defined people by their race. But why does that matter? Why not define people by their personality, tastes, accomplishments, and unique perspective that they bring to society? That’s culture.
Last year, Migos filled a truck with 700 turkeys and handed them out to people in an Atlanta supermarket and Children’s Daycare center. In addition, they also raised $500,000 for the American Cancer society.
Migos may be getting high, but they’ve also taken time out of their lives to help people in low places. That deserves respect. They may not have captured Grammys this year, but they’ve certainly captured our attention.
Long live the culture.