Migos talk about their impact on American culture.
Sometimes it seems like mainstream America had no idea who Migos were until resident genius Donald Glover gave them a boozy shoutout at the Golden Globes. Yet, kids young and old have been dabbing for a while -- a dance move the trio popularized and say could "last forever." And "Bad and Boujee" has hovered near or at the top of the charts for two months. Offset, Quavo and Takeoff sat down with Fader and explained why they named their album Culture.
"The new album title is about the culture of hip-hop music," Offset said. "It’s time to let the culture be known. It’s time to claim it. And it’s time to claim that we are the Migos, and for people to understand that this is what we did. We did a lot for music. Migos is the culture. Seriously. There are artists that are way bigger than us that get recognition off our flow."
The group claim to be trendsetters of the genre. Donald Glover even called them "the Beatles of this generation," which they are thankful for. Yet, despite their influence, Migos don't get the same level of respect as Glover or Chance The Rapper.
"They're in that same young generation category, but they're just respected at a higher level," Quavo said. "Where all this culture is coming from — all this freestyle, all this triplet flow, all these repetitive hooks — we have to station that. We had to put an address on it. I wanna put our name on the forefront of it, cause we put our time and hard work and dedication into being the head of the young generation."
Still, Takeoff is glad that more people are starting to take notice of them. He wants to make haters swallow their tongues.
"People think that you're gonna come out, be a one hit wonder, and finished. You gotta prove em wrong," he said.