Offset, a member of the rap trio Migos reportedly takes credit for a trend that has been setting ablaze in the rap industry. In an exclusive interview with Billboard,
Offset says Migos specifically takes credit for the trend of rapping with "good flows and cadence", which didn't matter in the past. This was after music producer David Banner first said rappers aren't giving Migos enough credit for the famous trend.
Offset Believes 'Migos'-Created Trend Fuels Today's Rap Industry
In the said interview, the "Bad and Boujee" rapper didn't only echo what David Banner said, but he also brought it a notch higher. "If you go back in time and listen to music prior to 2013, the cadence and the flow didn't matter", Offset said.
"It was more about the bars and what you're saying. Now, people get away with not saying nothing as long as the cadence and flow are good, and I feel like we created that. We did.", he added.
According to Genius, Offset expresses his sentiments on the interview how music back then (particularly rap) was different, and even more difficult than it was today.
This is because songwriters need to pay particular attention to the lyrics and the bars. Now, the rapper thinks things have been made easier for other rappers since they could "get away with not saying nothing" as long as the beats are sick. Particularly, he thinks that Migos is not given enough credit for that.
Migos' Offset Thinks This Generation Doesn't Pay Enough Respect
When asked about how he feels about people not paying particular attention to who started which trend in the music industry, he said "I remember when Quavo was most influential in 2013. It just don't be no respect given but that's how my generation is anyway."
"We made this trap go pop. They don't talk about that. We made trap go pop talking about selling pounds and bricks, and we hit Billboard No. 1. Hip-hop artists weren't going No. 1 like that, but now it just be 'bang, bang, bang'.", Offset said during the interview.
Certainly, hip-hop artists have soared into the charts more frequently than they did in the past years. Moreover, it's also undeniable that Migos is one of the most influential rap groups in history and that many rappers today have utilized the triplet's flow.
While it is true that rappers need to get the credit that is due them, it is unclear whether Offset has been overstating the group's impact in the music industry today or not.
Many factors may contribute to the recent rise in popularity by hip-hop artists. Factors such as changes in streaming as well as metrics in the platforms themselves may have impacted the counting of the billboard charts.
The trio hip-hop group is expected to release their new album "Culture III" this week.
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Written by Nikki A.