Premiere: Watch Migos Perform "One Time" with a Classical Orchestra

Classical and trap are married during a Migos performance that is backed by a live orchestra.
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It can be a beautiful thing when genres collide. Don't believe me? Watch Migos perform their hit single "One Time" while backed by a nine-piece orchestra. Premiered exclusively on DJBooth, the video is the third and final in the Migos Trap Symphony video series, following already-released performances of "Hannah Montana" and "Handsome & Wealthy."

The series is the brainchild of Audiomack, who with the help of 300 Entertainment, Quality Control, YouTube and director Erikson Corniel combined one of the oldest forms of music (classical) with a newer, obviously more digitally-driven form (trap) in a live setting. Quavo and Takeoff of Migos (unfortunately the third member of Migos, Offset, is still being held at Bulloch County Jail in Georgia as a result of an April arrest) joined NY-based composer John Cleary and nine classically-trained musicians to perform three of their biggest hits in a mashup that is as unexpected as it is glorious. 

As someone who was in attendance for the creation and filming process, the entire series was pretty inspiring. When the two sides first spoke they seemed worlds apart, but the mutual respect was obvious and, in the end, everyone came together to make great live music. I can also tell you that when Migos are hungry, they like to dine on bacon, egg and cheese croissants. 14 of them, to be exact. With lots of grape jelly. Bacon extra, extra crispy. 

Migos are currently promoting their forthcoming debut, Yung Rich Nation, which is scheduled for release tomorrow, July 31, and is available for pre-order now. Fans are encouraged to download the free Audiomack app for either Android or iOS, where the full Trap Symphony EP will be available for free download. If you're in the NY area tonight, Migos will be celebrating the album's release with a live performance at Highline Ballroom.

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[By Brendan Varan. He may or may not have eaten three of those bacon, egg and cheese croissants. Follow him on Twitter.]

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