Migos and the Origin of Y.R.N.

Kai Ronshausen, Contributer

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Migos is a popular American rap trio originated out of Lawrenceville Georgia in 2009. The rap group made up of Quavo, Office and Takeoff. All three members are in fact related, and all grew up together in Gwinnett County and released their first official mixtape by the name of “Juug Season” on August 25, 2011, and followed with “No Label” on June 1, 2012. Later, in 2013, Migos released acclaimed single “Versace” topping at number on Billboard Hot 100, and was bought later that year by Canadian rapper Drake, who added popularity to the single after he remixed the song and performed it at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. On June 13, Migos released their third mixtape “Young Rich N****s” ( Y.R.N.) which was named the 27th best album of 2013. On February 25, 2014, Migos released “No Label II” ( the sequel to “No Label”) which got over 100,00 downloads in under a week, making it the 2nd most downloaded album in 2014.

In 2015, Migos left 300 Entertainment, and signed with Quality Control Music, which made



them $60,000 per show (previously made $40,000 per show under 300 Entertainment). On October 28, 2016, Nigos released single “Bad and Boujee”, produced by Zaytoven with guest vocals by Lil Uzi Vert. “Bad and Boujee” was an instant favorite from the group and peaked at number five on U.S. Billboard Hot Top 100. This lead to the release of “Culture” the groups 5th album featuring rappers DJ Khaled, Lil Uzi Vert, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz and Travis Scott in the following songs; Culture,Call Casting,Get Right Witcha,Big on Big ,What the Price, Brown Paper Bag,Deadz, All A*, Kelly Price,  Out Yo Way, T-Shirt, Bad and Boujee and Slippery. Migos most recently released “Culture II” by popular demand on January 26, 2018. The album featured rappers 21 Savage, Drake, Gucci Mane, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla Sign, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj, Carti B, Post Malone and 2 Chainz in the songs; Higher We Go, Supastars, Narcos, BBO (Bad Bi*ches Only), Auto Pilot, Walk It Talk It, Emoji a Chain, CC, Stir Fry, Too Much Jewelry, Gang Gang, White Sand, Crown the Kings, Flooded, Beast, Open It Up, MotorSport, Movin’ Too Fast, Work Hard, Notice Me, Too Playa, Made Men, Top Down on da NAWF, and Culture National Anthem (Outro).









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