While their rise to fame was somewhere between fast and meteoric, the Atlanta trio Migos are steeped in the Southern tradition of hip-hop groups, having come together over their shared love of acts like the Hot Boys and OutKast. Members Offset, Quavo, and Takeoff, who are all related, grew up together and first started making music in 2009 under the name Polo Club, with the name Migos becoming official in 2010. In 2012, they released the mixtape No Label, which featured the cut “Bando,” a regional hit that caught the attention of producer Zaytoven and Kevin Lee, aka Coach K, the manager who launched the careers of Gucci Mane and Young Jeezy. The year 2013 was a whirlwind, as June saw the group drop their Young Rich N*ggas mixtape, which featured the instant hit “Versace.” That same year, Coach K got them on the Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash, a popular Atlanta festival where Migos came across their newest fan, Drake. The rapper added a verse to the “Versace” remix and put the cut on his 2013 album Nothing Was the Same.
In 2018, Migos released a sequel LP, Culture II, which featured production by Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Metro Boomin, and more, as well as guests 21 Savage, Drake, Gucci Mane, Nicki Minaj, and Cardi B. The set topped the Billboard 200 and spawned the platinum hits “MotorSport,” “Stir Fry,” “Walk It Talk It,” and “Narcos.” In the lead-up to the third Culture installment in 2019, the trio issued a series of singles, including “Pure Water” with Mustard, “Position to Win,” and “Stripper Bowl” from the label compilation Quality Control: Control the Streets, Vol. 2. In February 2020, Migos released “Give No F**ks” as the first track off Culture III. You can see Migos perform their hits at Drai’s Nightclub in Las Vegas. You can find the list of upcoming events at Drai’s Nightclub here.
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Without further ado, Migos top 5 tracks of all time:
5. Migos -Pure Water ft. DJ Mustard
4. Migos – Versace
2. Migos – Walk It Talk It ft. Drake
1. Migos – Bad & Boujee ft. Lil Uzi Vert
BONUS: Migos – Narcos