Migos scored themselves one of the biggest albums of 2017 with Culture, a collection of tracks that yielded hits like "Bad and Boujee" and "Get Right Witcha." The trio of Offset, Quavo and Takeoff have been rumored to be hard at work on a follow-up and, in a new long-form piece by The New York Times, the release of that project was revealed to be a lot closer than many had anticipated.

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The article focuses on the rise of Quality Control, the record label that has helped transform the Atlanta hip-hop scene from Southern U.S. sensation to worldwide phenomenon. As per the article, the QC studios are meant to be taken as super serious work spaces, as noted in this passage:

"'DO NOT come to the studio UNLESS you are working,' reads a weathered printout taped to a bare wall amid four recording studios. 'BE RESPONSIBLE for the company you bring … DO NOT have anyone dropping off or picking up drugs at the studio … This is not your home, this is not a hangout, this is a place of business. PLEASE conduct yourself accordingly and in a professional manner.' (Also: 'ANY gambling, all parties involved must pay the house 30%!')"

The biggest point of interest to many is likely the reveal of the release schedule that Pee and Coach K have planned for the next couple of months. According to the author, that includes a window during which Culture 2 will drop:

"Now, with two well-oiled moneymakers who have refused to fizzle — Lil Yachty’s 'Lil Boat 2' mixtape is scheduled for late December and Migos’s 'Culture 2,' featuring the single “MotorSport,” is due out in January — Pee and Coach can shift focus to building sustainable careers for its 'farm team' of young Atlanta rappers, including Lil Baby, Marlo and Mak Sauce, while simultaneously expanding its brand into television, film and more.

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No further details about the forthcoming album were revealed in the NYT piece, which will give fans some uncertainty in terms of when they can expect the new album early in 2018. That was surely done on purpose, to give the Migos and everyone working on the LP with them a little more leeway in terms of time they can spent crafting the new material. Even so, the excitement surrounding the QC superstars should increase in a big way with this news.