MA: You had a huge year, what does 2014 hold for Migos?
Quavo: Another ridiculous killer year.
OffSet: Good surprises…movies…
TakeOff: Another crazy mixtape coming out.
Quavo: We got a movie coming out too called “Bando,” and we got one of the hottest R&B artists on a track, so it’s gonna be a real smash hit.
OffSet: Yes, yes, we’re comin’ with the flame.
MA: And you blew up so fast. How long have you been a group?
Quavo: We’ve been a group for about two years, but we all started as family and everybody was a Migos. We just was the talented ones and took it and put it on something positive and ran with it.
MA: Are there any musical influences that stand out to you?
Quavo: Just a lot of Southern rappers, growin’ up and listening to all the southern rappers molded us as artists period. We saw how artists split and broke up in Atlanta, cause they was really close to us and around us, so we just take lessons and learn and then try to instill them within the group of us and just keep it tight.
MA: If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be?
OffSet: Michael Jackson, Master P
Quavo: Ice Cube
MA: Speaking of collabs, how did you end up on R. Kelly’s new album?
Quavo: R. Kelly came to Atlanta and he had a show at Club Crucial, and he played “Versace,” and when they dropped “Versace” he told them to run it back like five or six times. And Club Crucial called me and said “R. Kelly lovin’ the ‘Versace’ song telling me to run back ‘Versace’ like three, four, five, six times,” and I was like ‘Tell him we gotta get one in,’ and so we did “Show Ya Pussy.”
MA: What’s a Migos show like?
TakeOff: It’s a movie.
OffSet: Crazy. The crowds are way outta control, they jumping up and down screaming.
Quavo: Moshpits, crowd surfing…
TakeOff: They sing the words to every song, word for word.
Quavo: Kinda like how Chance The Rapper shows be going.
TakeOff: It’s a lot of love though, they give us lot of love.
MA: What does it feel like for you guys when you’re on stage?
OffSet: I feel like the president.
Quavo: You feel the energy when you coming out, like sometimes, we don’t feel like doing a show, then we see the crowd and the crowd just get us right back up. It’s the fans that make the shows.
TakeOff: We end up doing the whole mixtape, and they know all the words, the whole mixtape.
MA: Favorite venue in Atlanta?
Quavo: Birthday Bash
TakeOff: The Bando
OffSet: The Bando
MA: Go-to party song?
Quavo: The YRN2 Mixtape – the whole mixtape
TakeOff: That YRN, the first one.
Quavo: All the songs we’ve remixed, they play my boy Ferg’s shit, play my boy French’s shit.
OffSet: “Sneakin and Geekin” by PeeWee Longway.
Quavo: MPA Duke, Skippa da Flippa, Guapo, Johnny Cinco…
TakeOff: …“They Gave The Wrong Young Nigga Money”(Cinco track)
Quavo: All them boys got some hard bangers. I ride to us and the camp.