The Atlanta trio Migos is comprised of Takeoff (Kirsnick Ball), Offset (Kiari Cephus), and Quavo (Quavious Marshall). Formed in 2008, Migos originally called themselves The Polo Club before rebranding their rap moniker in 2010. Following this move, they released two mixtapes, Juug Season and No Label.
In 2013, their music caught the attention of Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “Pee” Thomas, founders of Atlanta-based record label Quality Control Music. Coach K and Pee quickly signed Migos to their label. Their plan was simple: build a loyal Atlanta fanbase, make music videos worth watching, and start an aggressive tour of the south to get the word out through shows. Luckily for Migos, the plan worked. That same year, the group released their Y.R.N. (Young Rich Ni****) mixtape. The project featured their breakout song, “Versace,” produced by Zaytoven. The song peaked at 99 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and was later remixed with a verse by Drake.
In 2014, Migos signed a recording deal with 300 Entertainment and later released their debut album, Young Rich Nation, under the label. With features from Chris Brown and Young Thug, and the production chops of Murda Beatz and Zaytoven, the album was a success. However, Migos left 300 to be managed solely by QC just two months after the album’s release.
Culture, Migos’ second studio album, earned them their first number one song, “Bad and Boujee.” Although the track does not feature Takeoff, it has since been certified four times platinum. Migos’ third studio album, Culture II, was released in 2018, and it featured guest appearances from major artists including J. Cole, Travis Scott, and Gucci Mane. The project’s lead single, “MotorSport” featuring Cardi B and Nicki Minaj, became Migos’ second top ten song.
In addition to Migos’ albums, Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset have worked on their own solo projects. In 2017, Quavo dropped a collaborative project with Travis Scott titled Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho. Two years later, the rapper released his first solo album, Quavo Huncho which has been certified gold. In 2019, Offset dropped Father of 4, his first solo project, which was dedicated to his growing family. Takeoff dropped The Last Rocket in 2018. In January, Quavo revealed that fans should be looking forward to Culture III sometime soon.