You can torch any hopes you had of getting Migos' Culture sequel before year's end. In a fresh New York Times profile of Quality Control Music, Culture 2 is cited as being "due out in January." The release window makes sense, as the original Culture—featuring the trio's breakout hit "Bad and Boujee"—dropped in January of this year.
"MotorSport," the first official Culture 2 single, arrived to much fanfare in October. The Murda Beatz and Cubeatz-produced track included quickly dissected features from Nicki Minaj and Cardi B. Last week, Migos teased the track's forthcoming video with some behind-the-scenes footage.
The trio, both individually and collectively, have been spotted in various studios with an overwhelming roster of talent over the past year. As I've personally reminded you on multiple occasions, Quavo shared audio-free footage of studio sessions with Chance the Rapper, Lil Yachty, and Donald Glover back in October.
Way back in July, lifeless paparazzi captured footage of Migos and Kanye West hitting a studio in Los Angeles together. These professional stalkers also grabbed footage of West dancing to whatever was being created at the time, which may or may not land on Culture 2.
The Times profile on Quality Control is a must-read, and not just for its Culture 2 (and Lil Boat 2!) confirmation. Coach K, Quality Control's chief operating officer, and Pierre Thomas, the label's chief executive, also discussed their dedication to keeping the brand genuine. Thomas revealed that he had been "enticed" by the idea of signing Bhad Bhabie, for example, until Coach intervened. Viral success, Coach said, is often just "big hype and then crickets."