David Banner is ready for the music industry to give the Migos their flowers for ushering in a sound that has stood the test of time.
During a recent sit down with the HipHop Uncensored podcast, the “Like a Pimp” MC says that the Takeoff, Offset, and Quavo shaped the new sound of hip-hop, yet they do not receive the credit for their contributions.
“I watched the whole industry jack the Migos’ style, jack the way that they rapping, and then they get on TV and act like they didn’t just rip them boys’ style off,” Banner said.
In the past, Banner has criticized the music industry for failing to acknowledge the Quality Control stars for the trendsetters that they are. In a tweet from 2016, Banner wrote that people should be giving the group their “proper credit.”
I think people should give @Migos their proper credit. Their style is dope enough to use but you won't say their names. ✊🏿— DAVID BANNER (@davidbanner) May 29, 2016
The 47-year-old went on to add that southern rappers as a whole need to do a better job at embracing one another before they can expect others to.
“Southerners don’t give Southerners credit, so how is anyone else going to give us credit?” Banner said.
Migos burst onto the scene in 2013 with a flurry of singles that gained traction in Atlanta. At that time, the group was moving as a two-some, consisting of Quavo and Takeoff, while Offset served jail time. However, the single that put the group on the map was “Versace,” which was blessed with a guest verse from Drake on its remix. Since those early days, the group has earned multiple platinum plaques and two Grammy nominations.
Catch David Banner’s full interview with HipHop Uncensored below.
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