The Migos Movie Gave Us 5 Reasons To Become A Fan In 17 Minutes


Before you continue reading I’ve got a confession to make. And because I wholeheartedly believe I’m not the only one in the world who feels this way I’ll just go ahead and say it…

Up until a few weeks ago I was not aware Migos was a trio. For the longest of moments my feeble mind assumed Migos was a person. And when I finally realized the “he” I’d been confidently referring to was in fact a “they,” I again made an ass out of myself and assumed Migos was a duo. Well, I’m here to clear the air. Migos is not one person and Migos is not two people (in case you didn’t know). Migos is a trio made of Quavo, Offset and Takeoff. These are my confessions…

Yesterday Complex premiered the 17 minute “Bando” movie (not to be confused with the music video from 2013) directed by none other than Rik Cordero. The short film details the Migos come-up by diving into their early trials (literally), hustles and bustles. It gives insight to their humble beginnings, which gave me a greater appreciation for the group. Because I’m not an easy woman to please I like to think that my newfound love for Migos means a lot. Consider this my attempt at making you all fans.

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1. Before being what is now Migos, Quavo, Offset and Takeoff did a lot of hustling and running in the streets. The film specifies their early start in the game diving deep into their ‘humble’ beginnings. Quavo, who started hustling at 19 is now 23. “Kicking in doors” and stealing from rivals became a regular occurrence for the trio. No new friends. Takeoff, at age 17, became the debt collector of the group who collected his funds by any means necessary…#ThugLife. While that’s nothing to praise—say no to drugs kids—it’s refreshing to know that the trap business they rap about is true.

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2. After being busted for their illegal activities, Migos uses their hustling money to promote their mixtape, No Label.  Now that’s admirable and just plain smart. Who said hard work didn’t pay off?

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3. Their humble beginnings started off at local shows and clubs where they’d perform for free just to build an audience. They wisely form relationships with club promoters and DJs while perfecting their craft at Momma Quavo’s house, who’s seen offering pieces of A1 advice: “Time to get that money and do something else…Y’all got some legit sh*t y’all could be doing. Y’all good.” 

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4. Migos, though rookies to the game, moved like veterans. My favorite part of the film is watching them finesse their way through a scenario that should have ended differently. While in the club building with a man they referred to as an “OG,” he questions them about their notoriety and talent, only to shut them down after stating he’d never heard of them. In most instances the encounter would have ended differently, or simply ended there, but not for Migos. They used it to their advantage telling the “OG” he needed some young folks around him to know what’s hot because he was clearly out of the loop. It worked…

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5. Quavo, Offset and Takeoff continue their grind gaining the notoriety they ultimately strived for after the release of their “Versace” track remix featuring Drake. Never forget…

I’m not saying you necessarily have to be a die-hard fan, but you’ve got to give credit where it’s due, and after watching 17 minutes of the Migos come-up I’m sure as hell shooting credit by the boatload in their direction (and you should too). Whoever said hard work didn’t pay off lied, because it does…even if it is trappin’ out the house.

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