Written by Greg Lewis
On top of their Culture III Album dropping at 12 midnight (June 11), Offset made some bold claims about the Migos and their impact on pop culture. Set chopped it up with billboards and made it very clear that the ATL rap trio is the reason trap music invaded the pop world.
“We made this trap [style] go pop,” Offset declared. “They don’t talk about that. We made trap go pop talking about selling pounds and bricks, and we hit Billboard No. 1. Hip Hop artists weren’t going No. 1 like that, but now it just be ‘bang, bang, bang.’”
When asked about the David Banner’s comment regarding several artist sealing the Migos’ flow and not giving credit, offset cleared the air.
“It’s a fact,” he concurred. “If you go back in time and listen to music prior to 2013, the cadence and the flow didn’t matter. It was more about the bars and what you’re saying. Now, people get away with not saying nothing as long as the cadence and flow are good, and I feel like we created that. We did. I remember when Quavo was most influential in 2013.”
The rap group is looking to hit Billboards top 200 for a third consecutive time with Culture III dropping friday, (June 11). However, the ATL rappers are competing against Polo G with his album Hall of Fame dropping the same day.
According to Hip-Hop DX, Quavo already predicted C3 will be the “greatest” album of the year and Offset expects to “lead the pack” as well. The album is set to feature Drake, Polo G, Pop Smoke, Justin Bieber, Juice WRLD, YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Future.
“I think we did a great job with the way we bouncing the three flows,” said Offset. “We not just doing one verse and one verse, we’re switching it up. We doing things other people can’t do because we the only group. We got creative with our flows so we could stamp another. We feel like we gonna lead the pack with this album.”