2 Chainz Thinks Three 6 Mafia Started The “Migos Flow”
First everyone was enamored with Big Sean's flow. Then, everyone elected to snatch Meek's flow. Now, Migos' flow has been the hottest and most borrowed rap style used this year. While their flow has been ubiquitously used by marquee artists like Drake, Nicki Minaj, and J.Cole, Two Chainz believes their flow was inspired by someone else. Try the legendary Three 6 Mafia.
“There’s a certain delivery that they brought to the game that people started snacking on, that was something that derived from a Memphis flow period,” says Chainz during his interview with MTV.
On his song, "Trap Back" - which is featured on his new Freebase EP, he mentioned how the flow originated. “Look at my car, how did it get on dem sixes/ This flow come from Drizzy, he got it from Migos, they got it from Three Six,” he says.
The rapper also noted how Drake's perfect use of the flow made it even more intriguing for other rappers to consider using.
“I can name 100 Memphis cats that had the flow,” he argued. “Then of course Drizzy is someone that is a perfectionist, someone that is very clear, period. You can understand everything, he’s a professional.”
While 2 Chainz was backing up the legends, he felt that Migos should feel impervious by his opinion. He just wants Three 6 to receive the credit they deserve.
“You just forget where it came from when it’s all in the mix,” he explained. “Hip-hop is just a gumbo full of different patterns, flows, deliveries. So I was just stating my opinion, it wasn’t a dis or nothing like that, I was just stating my opinion.”