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Migos performing at the 2017 Veld Festival (from left to right: Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset)
Migos performing at the 2017 Veld Festival
(from left to right: Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset)
Background information
OriginLawrenceville, Georgia, U.S.
Years active2008–present
Past member(s)Takeoff

Migos is an American hip hop group. Its original members are rappers Quavo (real name Quavious Marshall; born April 2, 1991), Offset (real name Kiari Cephus; born December 14, 1991), and Takeoff (real name Kirshnik Ball; June 18, 1994 - 1 November 2022). The group was founded in 2008. Their name is short for "amigos", which means friends in Spanish.

The group is managed by Coach K, the former manager of Atlanta-based rappers Gucci Mane and Young Jeezy.

Migos released their first album Yung Rich Nation in July 2015 on the labels Quality Control Music and 300 Entertainment. In 2016, the group appeared in Donald Glover's comedy drama television series Atlanta. Their second album, Culture, was released in January 2017. It topped the Billboard 200. The group later was later signed to Motown and Capitol Records in February 2017.

Their third album, Culture II, was released in January 2018. It gave the group their second number one album in the United States.

In 2021, the group released their fourth album, Culture III. It is the third and final installment of their Culture trilogy.

On November 1, 2022, Takeoff was shot and killed in Houston, Texas.[2]

Studio albums[change | change source]

  • Yung Rich Nation (2015)
  • Culture (2017)
  • Culture II (2018)
  • Culture III (2021)

EPs[change | change source]

  • Trap Symphony (2015)
  • 3 Way (2016)

Mixtapes[change | change source]

  • Juug Season (2011)
  • No Label (2012)
  • Y.R.N. (Young Rich N*ggas) (2013)
  • No Label 2 (2014)
  • Rich N*gga Timeline (2014)
  • Back to the Bando (2015)
  • Y.R.N. 2 (2016)

Collaborative mixtapes[change | change source]

  • Streets on Lock (with Rich the Kid) (2013)
  • Streets on Lock 2 (with Rich the Kid) (2013)
  • Lobby Runners (with PeeWee Longway, Young Thug and Rich the Kid) (2013)
  • Solid Foundation (with Quality Control) (2014)
  • World War 3D: The Green Album (with Gucci Mane) (2014)
  • Migo Lingo (with YRN Lingo) (2015)
  • Still on Lock (with Rich the Kid) (2015)
  • Streets on Lock 4 (with Rich the Kid) (2015)

Grammy Awards[change | change source]

Year Album/Song Category Result
2018 Culture Best Rap Album Nominated
2018 "Bad and Boujee" (featuring Lil Uzi Vert) Best Rap Performance Nominated

References[change | change source]

  1. Smith, Troy L. (6 June 2017). "What is mumble rap? 25 essential songs from Future, Migos and more". cleveland. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  2. "Migos Rapper Takeoff Dead at 28, Shot in Houston". TMZ. Retrieved 2022-11-01.