Migos had a massive 2017, and on Sunday (Jan. 28), the group comprised of Quavo, Takeoff and Offset will look to claim one of their biggest accomplishments yet at the 2018 Grammy Awards, where their Culture album nominated for Best Rap Album. For his part, producer-extraordinaire Swizz Beatz believes the clique will take home the trophy.

Speaking with Hot 97 personality Ebro Darden on Beats 1 Radio show back on Monday (Jan. 22), Swizzy argued that the Atlanta trio’s wholistic dominance and knack for songwriting will help ensure them the trophy.

“I give it to Migos,” Swizzy told Ebro, referring to Culture. “It’s very rare that you see a group coming from where the Migos came from, have the consistency, have the chart positioning, have the culture in a very well respected way. They’re real writers. They know what they doing, like, you could see that they’re real artists.

He continues by dismissing the notion that the group’s success is based entirely on internet fame. “You know they’re not just here from the internet just playing around and just got a cool factor and a spot,” he offered. “I could really see them being here for a long time actually contributing to the change of music which they’re doing now. You see what I’m saying. So, I would definitely give them that for that one even though I said what I said about 4:44. We got to be fair here and give respect where it’s due.”

If Migos don’t take home a trophy for Best Rap Album, they’ll still get another shot. Their chart-topping hit “Bad and Boujee” is nominated for Best Rap Performance. Looks like it’s a win-win.

Elsewhere in the interview, Swizzy acknowledges the greatness of Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. album, even if he’ll ultimately give the nod to Culture. He says all the nominees, which also include JAY-Z (4:44), Rapsody (Laila’s Wisdom) and Tyler, The Creator (Flower Boy). “I say that they put in work, yes,” Swizzy tells Ebro.

He continues, “DAMN. is a hell of an album too. It’s kind of unfair with my decision regards to DAMN. but the reason why — Also I give it to the Migos is because I love to see new energy that worked hard finally get something because I know what its going to turn them into hopefully. It’s going to elevate that—like Kendrick he’s a stone like he’s not going anywhere and he got some hardware you see what I’m saying so you know I would like to see Migos get some hardware. He [Kendrick Lamar] going to still dance.”

He goes on to say Hov’s song “4:44” should get the nod for Song of the Year. Gotta represent Brooklyn, right?

Listen to Ebro’s discussion with Swizz Beatz, where he announces his pick for Rap Album of the Year at around the 9:08 mark. Check out Migos’ Culture II when you’re done with that.

 Source 107Jamz


Tiffany Gaines
Tiffany Gaines

Entertainment Industry Executive Tiffany Gaines, Owner and Founder of Shared Success Global (A global online marketing agency/distribution company currently marketing and distributing for over 4000 artists and 40 sub labels worldwide), has been building a name for herself as a woman of integrity and professionalism for more than a decade. Gaines graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a Bachelor’s in Political Science, and an emphasis in Law and Society. She has since proved herself as not only one with intelligence and skill, but also a dedicated business woman and entrepreneur. Currently wearing several hats in both the entertainment and hotel industries, she has preserved the highest levels of professional and personal ethics by maintaining a long-term stability in providing access to a network spectrum of quality entertainment sources to both sides of the business. She’s at present, the business manager for Curtis Young, son of the Iconic Dr Dre, former drug kingpin, now currently Amazon’s best seller/Emmy Nominated/Author Freeway Rick Ross, Pomona Drey, formerly of Doggy Style Records/Pimpon Entertainment, American Rapper X-Raided, Son of the late legendary Nate Dogg, Lil Nate Dogg, Billboard charting, national recording artist/fashion designer Christine Storm and 9 times award winning actor Charles D. Clark. In addition to Management, PR and Media Services, she is currently the CEO of LRT Entertainment, Label Manager for Rick Ross Music Group, Chief Operating Officer of Amada Records, Senior Marketing Director of VP Churchill Inc (A high-end apparel company providing options of expression that allow sophisticated consumers to set their own unique distinctions through customization and sublimation. ) and one of the executive directors and content providers of Xperienc. (A three-prong company, catering to the distribution needs in music, videos on demand, streaming services for television shows, short films, movies, documentaries etc licensed with TV app platforms such as Samsung TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku TV, Firestick, Playstation, Xbox) just to name a few. Gaines is also a partner and international hotel broker for the National Hotel’s Association (A global network offering hotels at discounted wholesale rates holding contracts with over 850,000 hotels worldwide) servicing her entire platform of Artists, Producers, CEO’s, label owners, promoters, booking agencies and corporate companies saving her clients up to 75% off retail prices online. Over the years, she has held many positions from both major to independent vastly moving around this circle on various prestigious and exclusive levels. She’s an advocate speaker for the youth, supporter of charitable non-profit organizations such as The National Prostate Awareness Association serving on the board of directors spearheading as director of Media Relations and other meaningful causes of the like. And above all gives credit of her works to the Most-High.

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