Migos

Migos

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BIOGRAPHY

Migos is an American hip hop group from Lawrenceville, Georgia, formed in 2009. The group consists of three members, known by their stage names Quavo (real name Quavious Marshall), Takeoff, and Offset (real name Kiari Cephus). Migos released their first charting-song “Versace”, in 2013, from the mixtape Y.R.N. (Young Rich Niggas), and later released several successful singles such as “Fight Night” (2014), “Look at My Dab” (2016) and the chart topping hit “Bad and Boujee”. The group released their debut studio album, Yung Rich Nation, in 2015, through Quality Control Music and 300 Entertainment. Their sophomore effort Culture is due for release on January 27, 2017.

Migos are managed by Coach K, the former manager of Gucci Mane and Young Jeezy, and frequently collaborate with producers Murda Beatz and Zaytoven.

History

2009–2012: Formation and early releases

Migos was formed in 2009 by Quavo (born Quavious Keyate Marshall), Takeoff (born Kirshnik Khari Ball), and Offset (born Kiari Kendrell Cephus), originally from Lawrenceville, Georgia. The three members are directly related and were raised together; Quavo is Takeoff’s uncle, and Offset is Quavo’s cousin. The group released their debut mixtape, Juug Season, on August 25, 2011, and a follow-up mixtape, No Label, on June 1, 2012.

2013: Breakthrough, “Versace”, and Young Rich Niggas

In 2013, Migos released their single “Versace”, produced by Zaytoven, which peaked at number 99 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The same year, rapper Drake released an official remix on this song, and would later perform the song at the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival. On June 13, Migos released their mixtape Y.R.N. (Young Rich Niggas), featuring “Versace”, to critical acclaim. Brandon Soderberg of Spin gave it 8 out of 10 stars, commenting that it “is a super-cut of Dirty South vibes” and compared the three members to Gucci Mane, Soulja Boy and Future. On June 15, 2013, the group performed at rap radio station Hot 107.9’s Birthday Bash. In October 2013, the group were featured in XXLs section Show & Prove. “Versace” was placed in multiple year-end lists of 2013, including number 3 on XXLs The 25 Best Songs of 2013, number 4 on Complexs The 50 Best Songs of 2013, number 5 on SPINs 50 Best Songs of 2013, number 38 on Pitchfork’s The Top 100 Tracks of 2013 and number 69 on Rolling Stones The 100 Best Songs of 2013. Y.R.N. (Young Rich Niggas) was named the 27th best album of 2013 and sixth best hip-hop album of 2013 by SPIN.

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