The sequel to Migos' 2017 breakthrough, Culture II finds Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff embracing their superstardom -- charting the meteoric rise from trap hustling to a lavish lifestyle of glamorous parties and international runways -- with a whopping 24 tracks of triplet-trap and some undeniable pop hits. The big moments make themselves immediately known. At the top of the pack is "BBO (Bad Bitches Only)," a horn-drenched throwback produced by Kanye West and featuring an irresistible chorus by 21 Savage. The Pharrell Williams-assisted "Stir Fry" hypnotizes with unmistakable production that echoes Pharrell's work on Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot." The propulsive "Auto Pilot (Huncho on the Beat)" is another highlight on the first half, one of a handful of tracks produced exclusively by executive producers Quavo and Migos' unofficial fourth member, DJ Durel. The pair's strength as producers is apparent throughout Culture II -- sometimes creating more memorable moments than their guests -- especially on "CC" with Gucci Mane, "Crown the Kings," and the slapping "Too Playa" with 2 Chainz. In similar fashion, the trio also prove that they can hold their own without the help of a high-profile guest verse. "Gang Gang" and "Made Men" stand out, eclipsing star turns by Drake ("Walk It Talk It"); Travis Scott, Ty Dolla $ign, and Big Sean ("White Sand"); Post Malone ("Notice Me"), and Nicki Minaj and Cardi B ("MotorSport"). ~ Neil Z. Yeung
Rolling Stone - "Offset is emerging as the group's most dynamic voice, Takeoff is drastically improving his writing, and Quavo is assuming a producer's role."
NME (Magazine) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "This follow-up to 2017's rapturously received CULTURE sees them cement their reputation for musical innovation, sly humour and louche delivery as they develop the short, triplet rhymes that have become their signature sound."
Pitchfork (Website) - "Migos' best quality is their ability to present truly virtuosic rapping in ways that are commercially viable..."