Migos announced on their Twitter today that they'll be hosting a lecture on their album CULTURE at New York University, and what they've contributed to us in terms of it. The lecture is scheduled for January 28th, the day after the album's official release, and is going to be held at the Iris B. Gerald Cantor Film Center on NYU's campus. At the time that I'm writing this, tickets exclusive to NYU students have already sold out.
Can the Atlanta trio do no wrong? They've already hit it big with their Billboard-topping single "Bad and Boujee," receiving a shoutout from Donald Glover in his Golden Globes speech, and killing it on Jimmy Kimmel Live (video below). It also helps that the memesphere has elevated so much of their music to great heights. Like come on, dabbing? That's nothing but Migos.
This isn't a first for New York University, as the Washington Square-based campus has been host to several other hip hop acts through the years, such as Lil B, Pharell, and Joey Bada$$. But as for the actual lecture itself, there's no telling what Migos is going to talk about to all of those students. So far all that's been said is it's going to be about their "contribution to music, fashion, dance, and other forms of popular culture." Some of those things make sense, but then again...
It goes without saying what Migos has done for music, with each member having his own distinct flow that can only be described as the "Migos sound," the quick triplet on the beat that sets them apart from all other acts. Let's not forget, the Atlanta trio originally blew up as a result of Drake's blessing, with him remixing their song "Versace."
Ever heard of the Dab, or have you ever Piped it Up? Not only does their music make you want to dance nonstop, they've even taught us how to do it! Personally, I think the dab hit the highest level it could possibly reached when Microsoft founder and multibillionaire Bill Gates hit it (or at least tried to).
Honorable mention: Paul Ryan seeing the son of Rep. Roger Marshall trying to dab on-camera, and calling him the f*ck out on it. Historians will argue 50 years from now whether or not this was the end of it all.
See: Versace (Remix)
At the end of the day, who knows what Migos will say at their lecture.
Will they announce the follow-up to CULTURE? Will they debut their most powerful dance move yet, the move to end all moves? Will they end up having to explain to 300 white college kids what crockpots are actually used for? Probably the third thing!