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Atlanta rap trio Migos has become so popular in the past few years that its fans have started providing “scientific” evidence to support their claim that rappers Quavo, Offset and Takeoff are a far better group than the Beatles, based on such things as lyrical complexity and the fact that Migos never breaks up because its members are literally family — Quavo is Offset’s cousin and Takeoff’s uncle. There are Beatles-Migos mashups on YouTube and SoundCloud, plus user-made playlists comparing the two groups.
“Migos > The Beatles” is basically lighthearted trolling, but the tongue-in-cheek debate continues on Twitter because Migos is still delivering solid trap club anthems.
Migos’ first hit, 2013’s Zaytoven-produced “Versace,” was an earworm that established the group’s catchy if simplistic choruses (“Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace”) and next-level ad-libs. (“Whoa,” “damn” and “woo” are the group’s faves.) The official remix with Drake further solidified the trio’s arrival and helped “Versace” be listed on several best-of-2013 lists.
Migos has churned out a steady stream of releases since then. For most of 2014, two of its most danceable feats of hip-hop bravado, “Fight Night” and “Handsome and Wealthy,” were mainstays on most hip-hop club DJs’ playlists. And although there is a little bit of a debate over who exactly created the viral dance move the Dab, it can be argued that Migos’ 2015 singles “Pipe It Up” and “Look at My Dab” are two of the most fun songs by which to Dab.