Given Name(s): Quavious Marshall, Kirshnik Ball, and Kiari Cephus
Aliases: Quavo, Takeoff, Offset
Age(s): 23, 20, 22
Early Life: The three members of Migos are from Gwinnett County based out of Atlanta, and they all happen to be family. Quavo is the uncle of Takeoff, and Offset is Quavo's cousin. The trio started creating music during the seventh grade and previously went by the moniker Polo Club before taking their careers seriously and picking up the name Migos in 2010.
Releases: Juug Season, mixtape, 2011; No Label, mixtape, 2012; Y.R.N. (Young Rich Niggas), mixtape, June 2013; No Label 2, mixtape, February 2014; Rich Nigga Timeline, mixtape, November 2014.
Career Highlights: Making their mark in early 2011, Migos set the bar high with their introductory projects Juug Season and No Label, the latter of which housed their regional banger "Bando." After catching the attention of both Zaytoven and Coach K, the trio landed a spot on QC preceding the debut of their noteworthy release Young Rich Niggas. Smashing radio waves with their hit (and Drake-remixed) "Versace," single, Migos earned number three on XXL 's The 25 Best Songs of 2013, number five on SPIN's 50 Best Songs of 2013, and number four on Complex 's The 50 Best Songs of 2013. Releasing their No Label 2 project earlier this year, Migos saw over 100,000 downloads within its first week on DatPiff and received commendable reviews from publications nationwide.
Sound: Similar to other Southern-bred artists, the Migos started off with trap-inspired instrumentals infused with quick wordplay. As their music has progressed, the trio have found their creative aesthetic in slanging, club-banging records filled with infectious hooks and hyper-lyricism. Their grainy rhymes usual play on top of each other, creating a friendly style of battle rap within each and every track.
Strengths: Despite holding three distinctive vocal sounds, the Migos have an ear for vivid production and hold the skill set to create anthems. Even if you choose to avoid the trio and their music, you will more than likely catch yourself quoting one or more of their singles because the sound is just that ear-catching. They can let loose a bass-heavy, slower gem like "Handsome and Wealthy," and follow up with a chaotic banger like "Fight Night," all while still captivating your attention from start to finish.
What’s Next: Migos' Y.R.N. 2 was originally slated to release as a mixtape, but it has since been announced that the project has turned into a 20-track LP expected for release in 2015