Aside from Kanye West, no hip-hop act has been more influential over the past decade than Migos.
And you know who agrees with that statement? Migos.
"We settin' the trend, we started this whole lil wave, we started this whole genre, we started the whole flow, the whole melody," Quavo told MONTREALITY. "Ain't nobody right now at this point in their career can say right now they ain't took our flow. We ain't trippin'. We never did trip. We never did call nobody out. We just having fun. We creating a whole new sound. Hip-hop has changed in a big way, so you can mark this down as we changed it."
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Migos' patented triplet flow, first popularized in 2014, has been borrowed by everyone from Drake, J. Cole and Kanye to Jeezy, Meek Mill and Future, but Quavo and company cannot take full credit for its inception. Long before the ATL trio ever reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 or scored a Platinum album, artists like Public Enemy (1987), Three 6 Mafia (2000), T-Rock (2002), and Crime Mob (2004) all employed the same tactical lyrical approach.
While Migos deserves all the credit in the world for their contributions to hip-hop over the past half-decade, they cannot responsibly say they "created a whole new sound." If anything, they reinvented and perfected an old sound.
In addition to discussing their trendsetting ways, the group also talked about their forthcoming full-length, CULTURE 2, ("It's a masterpiece, man.") and Quavo's untitled project with Travis Scott, which has been near completion since June.