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Migos is back and bigger than ever, as they got an absolute ton of high-profile guests on their new hip-hop opus. Meanwhile, Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda has unleashed onto the world a brief but poignant collection of tracks mourning the loss of his friend and alternative rock icon Chester Bennington, and there’s some alluring new electronica coming via Nils Frahm, the return of No Age, and fresh material from indie rock oddballs Django Django and Calexico.
Migos — Culture II
Migos’ rise to hip-hop superstardom came on the back of Culture, but on Culture II, the group is taking advantages of all the high-profile connections it made along the way. The record features guest spots from 21 Savage, Big Sean, and Drake, as well as production via Kanye West, Pharell, Metro Boomin, Mike Dean, and Quavo himself.