If you hadn’t heard of Migos before 2017, Donald Glover certainly put them further into the spotlight when he gave the Atlanta group a shout out during his Golden Globes acceptance speech.
“I really want to thank the Migos - not for being in this show but for making ‘Bad and Boujee.’ That’s the best song ever,” he said while accepting the award for best TV comedy for “Atlanta.”
But there’s more to the metro Atlanta-based rap group than “Bad and Boujee.” Here are five things to know about the trio.
1. They’re family.
Formed in 2009, the group consists of Quavo, Takeoff and Offset. Quavo and Offset are cousins, and Takeoff is Quavo’s nephew.
In 2017, Offset married fellow rapper Cardi B, making her the cousin-in-law of Quavo.
2. Glover, whose musical stage name is Childish Gambino, wasn’t the first well-known artist to give them props.
Drake was featured on the remix of their single “Versace,” which became their first top-charting song. The group has also appeared on records with 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane and Justin Bieber.
3. They have an extensive discography.
The rappers, who are from Gwinnett County’s Lawrenceville, have churned out more than 10 mixtapes. They’ve also released three studio albums including their latest release “Culture II,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
The group has won two BET awards and a YouTube award among others.
4. They’ve run into legal troubles.
The group was arrested after a Georgia Southern University concert for possession of marijuana and firearms. While Quavo and Takeoff were released two days later, Offset remained in custody for eight months for a jail fight.
5. They were in talks to sign with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. music label.
Last September, Pusha T, the president of G.O.O.D, announced the group had signed a management contract. However, Migos revealed in an interview that the deal never closed.
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