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Despite tardiness, Migos cook Warfield in crockpot

Migos — a rap trio composed of the North Atlanta natives Quavo, Takeoff and Offset — has been often characterized, superficially, as an eccentric trap side-show in the rap game: unessential, but good at cranking out earworms branded with its unique triplet-laced flow and odd lines such as “Auntie Eva, she
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Migos Culture | 300 Entertainment Grade: A-

Migos defines ‘Culture’ on latest album

Migos’ second studio album, Culture, opens with a boast from perennial hypeman DJ Khaled. Maybe having DJ Khaled spit out his Snapchat truisms on a track is a symbol of the Atlanta-based rap trio’s heightened clout. But here, Khaled operates as a mediator — a middleman who handily, if bluntly,
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Media chains POC artists to cultural narratives

Cutting Room Floor

Spotting the few POC artists in the relatively homogenous pool of American media may be the easiest “Where’s Waldo?” yet. We tokenize them, celebrating their successes as if they singlehandedly solve the lack of diversity plaguing the entertainment industry. We force their cultural narratives upon them, demanding their roots to
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The year of the Donald (Glover)

I’ve never understood visual art. The kind that’s framed up and plastered on a white wall, roped off and surrounded by yards of space you’re not supposed to invade. Each year, one of my “artsy” friends will take me to a museum and try to culture me. But I have
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