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  • Summary: The second full-length studio release for the Atlanta rap trio features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, DJ Khaled, Gucci Mane, and Travis Scott.
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Bad and Boujee
You know, young rich niggas You know so we never really had no old money We got a whole lotta new money though, hah (If Young Metro don't trust you... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Jan 30, 2017
    90
    C U L T U R E propels the Migos three into the mainstream with a collection of woozy trap gems that is a peak in their young careers thus far.
  2. Jan 30, 2017
    83
    On Culture the band stakes a claim as the most important rap group to come out of Atlanta since Outkast. That it even seems fathomable is proof of the album’s success.
  3. Feb 6, 2017
    80
    C U L T U R E is that rare work, one where an artist’s aesthetic is funneled into every track, where you can sense the trajectory from their previous works to this one.
  4. Feb 21, 2017
    74
    Releasing a handful of incredible singles ahead of an album sets a pretty lofty standard that the rest of the LP doesn’t always meet. In spite of its drawbacks, Culture showcases Migos at the top of their artistry and there’s no indication that it’s their peak either.
  5. Feb 13, 2017
    70
    Migos prove here that they are worthy of our attention, building a formidable set of songs that demand to be taken seriously.
  6. Feb 1, 2017
    70
    The subject matter isn't new, but the trio's knack for delivering humorous one-liners, tasteful adlibs and memorable hooks in impressively technical fashion remains a winning formula here.
  7. Feb 13, 2017
    40
    It’s impressive in small doses, but as Culture progresses you get a strong sense of deja vu, where each track upends the next with a petty familiarity that is just frustratingly repetitive.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Jan 30, 2017
    10
    I hate trap music. So much. With that said, I don't understand how I like this album so much. I honestly don't. But it's perfect. MusicallyI hate trap music. So much. With that said, I don't understand how I like this album so much. I honestly don't. But it's perfect. Musically beautiful, with eerie beats and melodic (dare I say) autotune. Lyrically amazing. Especially "Out Yo Way" (A beautiful track straying away from normal rap objectifying of women and talking about the women who are beautiful people and go out of their ways to help people), "Deadz" (Pure flames, a cypher rap for the ages) and "What the Price" (Describes their history of dealing drugs). With other hot singles such as "Bad and Boujee" and "T Shirt", this album has everything, and vibing to every infectious track is a given. Starts of 2017 on a beautifully hot note. Expand
  2. Feb 19, 2018
    10
    Banger after banger, the Migos have outdone themselves with this album. Keep it up!!!
  3. Jun 9, 2017
    9
    While I'm not a fan of the rappers behind Migos, I will say that they made a hell of a record. This album sounds like the personification ofWhile I'm not a fan of the rappers behind Migos, I will say that they made a hell of a record. This album sounds like the personification of pop culture today. "Bad and Boujee" is my favorite and a clear standout. Expand
  4. Mar 22, 2017
    7
    I've honestly never been able to stand Migos.... but I actually really like this album.

    The album is an overall commentary on black
    I've honestly never been able to stand Migos.... but I actually really like this album.

    The album is an overall commentary on black culture, and why it is the way it is, and how hip hop is representative of it, and it serves as a thoroughly entertaining middle finger in the face of those who complain about hip hop's explicit content.

    The instrumentals are beautiful, albeit sometimes formulaic, and the lyrics manage to simultaneously be funny and poignant.

    Overall, it's an enjoyable experience.

    -Justin Howell
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  5. Sep 20, 2017
    7
    Migos's sophomore studio album is an epic that is full of stylish and perfectly layered club bangers, and it shows us that they can do muchMigos's sophomore studio album is an epic that is full of stylish and perfectly layered club bangers, and it shows us that they can do much better than 2015's "Yung Rich Nation". The reason "Culture" is a standout is how sharp every single song is. There are obviously stronger songs, such as "Out Yo Way" and the album's big hit, "Bad and Boujee", but none of them are bad. And what makes it such an enjoyable experience is that it seems as if they are putting their all into every song on the album. They show effort, unlike some other rappers in the game that just shrug off singles (Ex. Future). They care about their art, and that is what cements Migos as some of the best rappers around. Expand
  6. May 16, 2017
    7
    It’s a nice, fun example of slow hip-hop, but the work as a whole showed only one real rapping technique that got old after a while, andIt’s a nice, fun example of slow hip-hop, but the work as a whole showed only one real rapping technique that got old after a while, and trying to rally around the success of one single may have hindered their creativity. My Score: 117/180 (Good) = 6.5/10 Expand
  7. Jul 20, 2017
    0
    mini review

    this album reminds me of a mountain range. some parts are very high but others are extremely low culture: 4/10 forgettable
    mini review

    this album reminds me of a mountain range. some parts are very high but others are extremely low

    culture: 4/10 forgettable
    t shirt: 6/10 quavo kinda sucks
    call casting: 8/10 woww
    bad and boujee: 4/10
    get right whicha: 6.5/10 ok
    slippery: 4/10 gucci sucks
    big on big: 4/10 eh
    what the price: 2/10 stop
    brown paper bag: 4/10 eh
    deadz: 5/10 why is he even on here
    all ass: 1.5/10 why
    kelly price: 0/10
    out yo way: 4/10 eh

    worst: kelly price, all ass, what the price
    best: call casting, get right wicha, t shirt

    62/130

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