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Migos’ debut album is a derivative effort

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Mike Pizzo

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Migos Yung Rich Nation

Atlanta rap trio Migos first caught fire with their infectious 2013 club single “Versace,” which inspired a Drake remix, followed by 2014’s smash “Fight Night,” an even bigger success. Yung Rich Nation is their debut album, which doesn’t yet have an anthem to tentpole it, presenting a set of 15 disposable, derivative tracks. “Cocaina” with Young Thug is scarily similar to O.T. Genasis’ “CoCo,” while “Dab Daddy” finds Migos struggling through verses. “Migos Origin” is probably the most interesting moment, with the group attempting to demystify the roots of its signature “Versace” delivery, which everyone and their mother copied in 2013. “Just for Tonight” with Chris Brown is the likely candidate for a future club-banger, but unfortunately, we’ve heard songs like “Spray the Champagne,” “Playa Playa,” “Gangsta Rap,” and “Trap Funk” too many times for this to be at all interesting.

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