Migos Brings Out Cardi B & 21 Savage For iHeartRadio Album Release Party
By Isha Thorpe
January 23, 2018
The iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Migos presented by MAGNUM™ Large Size Condoms was more flames than a beach bonfire on a summer night.
The rap trio previewed its upcoming Culture II project, which is all set to be released this Friday (Jan. 26). This album's debut is falling on the one year anniversary of the first Culture album's release. So, it's an extremely important time for the group's members, who've arguably had the most successful year of their careers, thus far. Migos has been known in the game for a minute now, thanks to the number of mixtapes and EPs it's dropped. But, 2017 was by far Migos' time.
That's why we were so excited that Migos decided to give iHeartRadio and its fans a glimpse of what to expect from Culture II before it's here. REAL 92.3 LA's Big Boy did the honor of hosting the fun time. While the trio stepped out onto the stage; Quavo, Offset and Takeoff started things off by performing some of their Culture hits like "Get Right Witcha," "Slippery," "What The Price," and "Deadz."
The group even blessed us with pre-Culture tracks like "Hannah Montana" and "Fight Night," as well as some new songs from two of the members' separate projects like Offset's "Ric Flair Drip" and Quavo's "Ice Tray." Then, things really got turnt to the max...
Migos began spitting its smash "MotorSport" and then BOOM, Cardi B popped out onstage and shut it DOWWNNNN. No one was expecting the Bronx rapper to pull up like that. But when she did, you already know that she absolutely murked it. Watch a couple snippets of that below.
But, that wasn't the end of the lit iHeartRadio album release concert with Migos. There was another surprise appearance that the Culture II artists had up their sleeves. Cardi soon started rapping another one of her Billboard Hot 100 singles "Bartier Cardi." So, you know what that meant? 21 Savage had to come hit the stage to spit his featured verse on the track, too. Check that out below.
After these fun surprises, Savage stayed out for one track before he chucked the deuces to the audience. He and Offset joined forces to perform their Without Warning song "Rap Saved Me." Peep a clip of that below.
Migos decided to end its set with the first performance of its newly released song "Supastars," which dropped on Monday (Jan. 22), just hours before the show. When the group's performance was complete, Quavo noticed the speakers were smoking. No, seriously. That meant that the show was hot for real!
After the performance, Big Boy sat down with the trio to chop it up a bit about Culture II. When the REAL 92.3 LA personality asked the group if there were any other potential names for the album besides the present one, Takeoff said: "Nah, it had to be Culture II. Culture I was so big, so we knew we had to come back with a second one. It was only right."
Big Boy also asked the Migos artists how it felt to have fans that are influenced by them, as well as support them. Quavo answered: "We just thank God and we just stay humble and just stay blessed. And we always listen to the fans and what they got to say." Takeoff added: "Our fans mean everything. That's why we do it, for them... they're diehard fans. Without them, we don't know who'd be listening to the music."
Big Boy also spoke to Offset about his engagement to Cardi B for a second. When the personality asked the Migos rapper how he handles people constantly being in his relationship's business, Offset said: "That's my baby... I'm a real one. What I got going on [is] real, so it ain't nothing to side. Either respect it our get checked."
The Migos rappers also spoke about the joy of hearing their singles on the radio and wanting to do a posthumous song with the legendary Michael Jackson. That would definitely break the internet, for sure!
Be sure to cop Culture II on Friday (Jan. 26). Dat Way.
Photo: Rachel Kaplan, and Wes and Alex for iHeartRadio