Review: ‘Culture’ grabs attention

Brandon Hayes

Staff Writer

 

Migos is a Georgia rap group that formed eight years ago. The group consists of three rappers, Quavo, Takeoff and Offset. They are recognized for creating the signature dance move, “the dab.” The problem I have with Migos is that each person in the group sounds the same and does not have a unique voice. In certain songs, I cannot tell who is singing. Also, since their hit “Versace” in 2013, most of the songs they have released sound similar.

Migos’ new album is called “Culture.” I had a positive outlook going into this album, even though I was never a fan of Migos. After hearing singles from this album, such as “Bad and Boujee,” “Call Casting” and “T-shirt,” they grabbed my attention.

The first track is the same as the album name, “Culture.” This song did not catch my ear as much as the other songs did. DJ Khaled’s introduction to the song dragged on and was unnecessary. Hearing the line, “Culture album coming soon,” numerous times when the album clearly came out already did not make sense. It confused me because they should have promoted the album better and made it more known to the public that it was released.

The song “Get Right Witcha” sounded as if it could be on any Migos album or mixtape. It was not terrible and was a highlight of the album.

“Slippery” stood out to me because of the feature with Gucci Mane. The album overall was not bad, however, the problem I had with the song “Bad and Boujee” was the addition of Lil Uzi Vert. Lil Uzi does not fit the genre because he is more of a rock star and he clashes with what Migos stands for.

Migos is known for rapping about drugs and street life. That’s where Gucci Mane comes in. He fits in with this song perfectly. “What the Price” and “Deadz” were the best songs out of this whole album, in my opinion.

“What the Price” was such a hit to me because it sounded different. It sounded as if Migos took a chance with something outside their comfort zone.

“Deadz” was an all-around a good song that featured 2 Chainz.

“All Ass” was the worst song on this album. I can see this being a great song in a club, but that is it.

If you love old school rap and the only new school rap you listen to is Kendrick Lamar or J. Cole, then this album is not for you. But, if you love rap music such as Gucci Mane or 21 Savage, this album could be very appealing to you.

I give this album an 8 out of 10. My favorite songs on this album are “What the Price,” “Deadz,” “Kelly Price” and “T-shirts.” My least favorite songs are “All Ass” and “Culture.”

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