Migos Discuss How Master P, Birdman and Lil Wayne Inspired Them to Be Independent Artists on ‘Skee TV’
As leaders of the new school, Migos are influenced by the artists who came before them. In an exclusive clip from their interview on SKEE TV, Quavo, Offset and Takeoff explain how the rappers they grew up listening to fueled their desire to go the independent route rather than strive for major label inclusion.
"The artists that we grew up listening to was also independent like Master P, like Birdman and Lil Wayne," says Quavo to host DJ Skee. "Those are the people that we wanted to model ourselves after. Throwing on the Cartier frames, the army-style fatigue jackets."
"We always knew we had the talent," adds Offset. "Some people sign to a label for artist development. We already knew we had it."
To reach the level of the rappers they look up, Migos need to stay out of trouble. Last week, Offset was arrested for the second time this year for possession of marijuana. According to TMZ, the YRN creator was pulled over in Chattahoochee, Ga. and caught with an ounce of bud in his car. To make matters worse, Offset was driving with a suspended license.
Offset spent eight months in prison in 2015, and the latest arrest only solidifies the claims that the hip-hop police have it out for the popular rap trio.
“They always messing with us, they don’t give us room to breath. Y’all see it y’all self,” said Quavo in an interview. “We just here to do our job. I know you see this ice. [We] got your daughter and sh-t dabbing. Got your mama and sister dabbing. Just leave us alone.”
Look out for the rest of Migos' interview with DJ Skee on the season three premiere of SKEE TV at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Fuse tonight.
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