Migos’ “Culture” Album feat. Culture, T-Shirt, and Bad and Boujee
“Culture,” Migos’ newest album, has catchy rhythms and unexpectedly good flow given its unique lyrics. The album was released Jan. 27. Artists featured in the album include 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert. Among the songs that are featured on this new album are “Culture,” the popular hit, “T-Shirt,” and “Bad and Boujee.” Below is a review of the aforementioned tracks.
“Culture,” the opening track, is about Migos’ wealth as well as spending habits. It has a low bass that makes the song pop, although the lyrics are dull and repetitive. Each line of the song only has about five to eight words, making for easy rapping and articulation by Migos and easy listening for fans. Featuring DJ Khaled in the song adds variety, but doesn’t improve the quality of the song. The choice of lyrics is effective as it gives the song good rhythm. This song is relatively straightforward without any new hip-hop/rap anomalies included. 7/10
The next song on the album is “T-Shirt.” What makes this track especially unique is that it’s written in a stop-and-start flow with each member of Migos: Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset. Each member rapped at least one verse, however, the track mostly features Quavo. The use of the choppy flow is partially effective because it adds a unique aspect to the song. However, it is also distracting as it messes up the flow of the song. The introduction has a lot of deep bass and establishes the unique flow from the beginning. The instrumental track is repetitive, but it is effective as the lyrics change each verse. Although the stop-and-start flow may not be the best technique, this song is a must-listen due to its overall appeal. 10/10
“Bad and Boujee” is the fourth song in the album featuring Lil Uzi Vert. This is a trap anthem about money and women with expensive tastes. Offset raps the introduction, possibly one of the best introductions in the album because of its great flow and beat. The rapping is harder than that of Culture and T-Shirt because there are more words in each line, 8-10, compared to 5-8 in Culture. The flow is also better than that of T-Shirt. Besides the hook, the lyrics are nonsensical. The ending is anticlimactic and overall the song is too long for its content. If you’ve never heard this song before, then go ahead and listen for yourself. This song is for individuals with specific music tastes. 4/10
Overall, these three songs each have something unique about them that attracts listeners, whether it’s the flow, the beat, or the lyrics. This album is one that people should be listening to, especially if they are fans of Migos. Album Rating 8/10