The Migos' latest full length release, CULTURE, finally arrived on Thursday evening (Jan. 26), instantly creating an air of excitement within the rap community. One of the more anticipated rap albums of 2017, CULTURE comes more than a year after Migos' debut album, Yung Rich Nation, which generated plenty of buzz, but was stifled by legal drama. Using 2016 to regroup and regain their crown as the hottest rap group of the moment, CULTURE is the culmination of Migos' rise to the top of the music world, and finds all three group members turning in stellar performances and displaying a chemistry that is as innate as it is effortless.
With Donald Glover's Golden Globes nod to the Migos' ubiquitous single, "Bad and Boujee," helping to boost the record to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and their popularity at a fever pitch, CULTURE had a lot of expectation riding on it prior to its release. But with songs like "Call Casting," "Brown Paper Bag" and "Deadz" already being mentioned as standout records by listeners (if you take a look through critics' timelines on Twitter), it appears that Migos' sophomore effort has managed to live up to the hype.
Boasting guest appearances from Lil Uzi Vert, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz and Travis Scott, as well as production by Metro Boomin, Zaytoven, Cardo, Nard & B and other elite boardsmen, CULTURE packs plenty of firepower that adds to Migos' own undeniable star-power.
To celebrate the release of their new project, we've compiled 20 of the most electric bars from CULTURE that showcase why Quavo, Offset and Takeoff have the rap game, and pop culture, in a chokehold at the moment.
"Culture"Migos Featuring DJ Khaled
"Yeah, screw that lil' tip on that dirty lil' Uzi/I put a seven in a thot coochie/Niggas get money, don't know how to use it/I whipped up the babies, Harambe, abused it" - Quavo
"Young nigga poppin' with a pocket full of cottage/Woah kemosabe, chopper aimin' at your noggin/Had to cop the Audi, then the top I had to chop it/Niggas pocket watchin', so I gotta keep the rocket" - Takeoff
"Up early in the morning trapping/You can get 'em how you asking/How many chickens? you can get 'em whichever way/Nigga, trap turned Zaxby's" - Takeoff
"Niggas tried to send a thot/That’s the only way to plot/Klay Thomp, corner shot/Eight-ball, corner pocket/White boys in the game/Call 'em Andy Milonakis" - Quavo
"Bad and Boujee"Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert
"Raindrop, drop top/Smokin' on cookie in the hotbox/Fuckin' on your bitch she a thot, thot/Cookin' up dope in the crockpot/We came from nothin' to somethin' nigga/I don't trust nobody grip the trigger/Call up the gang, and they come and get you/Cry me a river, give you a tissue" - Offset
"Dabbin' on 'em like the usual/Magic with the brick, do voodoo/Courtside with a bad bitch/Then I send the bitch through Uber/I'm young and rich and plus I'm bougie/I'm not stupid so I keep the Uzi" - Offset
"Might be posted somewhere secluded/Still be playin' with pots and pans, call me Quavo Ratatouille/Run with that sack, call me Boobie/When I'm on stage show me boobies/Ice on my neck, I'm the coolest/Hop out the suicide with the Uzi" - Quavo
"Ridin' in the coupe with the wings/Going to Thailand with them chinks/Percocet party, servin' fiends/Swear to god my plug was Vietnamese/Taliban, my drugs, wrap 'em please/Servin' all day, my gas on E" - Quavo
"Born with it, count a hundred thousand start snowin' with it/Go and get it, thirty round clip tear off a arm or ligament/Bitch I'm a dog from menace/You trappin' hard for pennies/Hop in the frog, it's tinted/Askin' the lord, forgive me" - Offset
"Plug called, tried to front, I don't need it/I don't need it/Pockets strong, wrist anemic/Get freezy, young nigga pay your debt-is/Grandma (grandma) auntie Ab and auntie NeesaUncle Bo, auntie Greta serve ya perkys/Auntie Eva, she got a pound she might just serve it" - Quavo
"Green Lambo, Piccolo/Diamonds drippin' on me, Nickelodeon/You goin' too big, you talkin' bout money you botherin' me/I own all of my cars, jewelry, and I got property/Building these houses in places I'm playing Monopoly/Please do not talk to me/You don't do nothin', you obsolete" - Offset
"Tell me what the preacher preach about/Tell me what the teacher teach about/I'ma go find me a better route/That bullshit and cap you can leave it out" - Takeoff
"Bad Mona Lisa/Slide with my people
Pink slip for the ride/But what's in the trunk, it's illegal/Came from dimes, no cosigns/You can read between the lines/Like a pro skater did my own grinds" - Quavo
"Click, click, click, click shit, and I sprung my wrist/Money is over a bitch/Go to the mall in a Bentley/Money is bigger than Winfrey's/Sippin' codeine outta Simply's/I do not fuck with the enemy/30,000 to the dentist" - Offset
"Fifty bands in the motor/Twelve can't pull me over/Snowball, think it's polar/Hotline Motorola/Fancy bitches.. go get the bag, the baddest bitches/Age of 23, I was in the magazine, the Forbes edition" - Quavo
"If I wasn't trappin', I'd be wrappin' up them bundles/If I wasn't rappin' I'd be trappin' out the condos/No forreal, no cap, my money long like anacondas/No forreal, no cap, I keep a sack like Sapp and Tucker" - Quavo
"Deadz"Migos Featuring 2 Chainz
"Hop out the bed and I'm countin' them faces/I jump out the whip and them bitches start faintin'/No twenties or fifties, just Benjamin Franklins/Block on lock call me Kurt Angle" - Takeoff
"Kelly Price"Migos Featuring Travis Scott
"We been rocking, geeking, going all night/Treat my Lambo like a Fisher Price, yeah yeah/I can never let her spend the night/Woke up, cocaine all in my hair, thought it was lice" - Travis Scott
"Bitch lookin' like a Kardashian/We hopped in the coupe and we smashin'/Sippin' on my drink, I watch that ass go slow motion/Walkin' with that bag, look at my diamonds like the ocean" - Offset
"Deadz"Migos Featuring 2 Chainz
"Gang bang slang caine/Heroin, half a ton, Purple Haze Cam'ron/Plays off a Samsung, get the job done/If I go jog at night, yeah, call it a mall run/You know what I did last night, cause I gave her all ones" - 2 Chainz