Why Migos Are The Beatles Of Our Generation

Why Migos Are The Beatles Of Our Generation

An almost-serious analysis.

The date is February 9, 1964. In the studio of the Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, the audience can't stop from screaming hysterically. Having just returned from a commercial break, Ed Sullivan walks onto stage and looks at the frenzied crowd, and delivers his now famous introduction:

The emotional crowd erupts, and The Beatles jump right into "All My Loving" in their first televised performance in America.

The Beatles were unlike any act that the world had heard before. They fused rock and roll with pop to create simple but enchanting hits early on, and as they matured in their careers, The Beatles are often attributed with having invented doom metal and exposing the western world to Indian classical music, among other things.

To put it as simply as possible, The Beatles were revolutionary.

Fast forward almost 50 years to 2013 - trap hip hop group Migos has just released their first single, "Versace." The hip hop world is aflame, entranced by the group's explosive entrance to the scene; veteran rapper Drake is even inspired to join in on a now famous remix of the song.

Migos is unlike any act that the world has heard before. They fused the catchy hooks and choruses of trap music with the verses of hip hop already familiar to the world. As they continue in their careers, the music of Migos persistently incorporates a variety of sounds- often considered unconventional to the hip hop world.

The impact of their music is apparent; Migos is revolutionary.

When it comes to The Beatles, most people either adore them or chalk them down as overrated. Most people know that I'm unequivocally among the former - but even for the people who don't necessarily love them, it's hard for them not to nod along to the tune and enchanting refrain of "yeah, yeah, yeah" in "She Loves You."

Likewise, there aren't many people who can deny the catchy energy of a Migos trap anthem. When "Hannah Montana" comes on during a frat party, look around a bit - very few people can resist dancing in awe in response to the pop-culturally attentive subject matter.

Consider these points to be jokes if you will - but all points given remain. The members of Migos are still relatively young within their careers but continue to release music that assaults yet captivates the ears - the technique of production, Wall of Sound, employed by The Beatles' producer Phil Spector late into their careers.

The Beatles were the "Fab Four," consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Migos are a powerful trio, consisting of Quavo, Takeoff and Offset. Each member contributes to the hearts and souls of their respective groups - so yes, Migos are The Beatles of our generation.

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To The Girl Struggling With Her Body Image

It's not about the size of your jeans, but the size of your heart, soul, and spirit.


To the girl struggling with her body image,

You are more than the number on the scale. You are more than the number on your jeans and dresses. You are way more than the number of pounds you've gained or lost in whatever amount of time.

Weight is defined as the quantity of matter contained by a body or object. Weight does not define your self-worth, ambition or potential.

So many girls strive for validation through the various numbers associated with body image and it's really so sad seeing such beautiful, incredible women become discouraged over a few numbers that don't measure anything of true significance.

Yes, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Yes, it is important to take care of yourself. However, taking care of yourself includes your mental health as well. Neglecting either your mental or physical health will inflict problems on the other. It's very easy to get caught up in the idea that you're too heavy or too thin, which results in you possibly mistreating your body in some way.

Your body is your special, beautiful temple. It harbors all of your thoughts, feelings, characteristics, and ideas. Without it, you wouldn't be you. If you so wish to change it in a healthy way, then, by all means, go ahead. With that being said, don't make changes to impress or please someone else. You are the only person who is in charge of your body. No one else has the right to tell you whether or not your body is good enough. If you don't satisfy their standards, then you don't need that sort of negative influence in your life. That sort of manipulation and control is extremely unhealthy in its own regard.

Do not hold back on things you love or want to do because of how you interpret your body. You are enough. You are more than enough. You are more than your exterior. You are your inner being, your spirit. A smile and confidence are the most beautiful things you can wear.

It's not about the size of your jeans. It's about the size of your mind and heart. Embrace your body, observe and adore every curve, bone and stretch mark. Wear what makes you feel happy and comfortable in your own skin. Do your hair and makeup (or don't do either) to your heart's desire. Wear the crop top you've been eyeing up in that store window. Want a bikini body? Put a bikini on your body, simple.

So, as hard as it may seem sometimes, understand that the number on the scale doesn't measure the amount or significance of your contributions to this world. Just because that dress doesn't fit you like you had hoped doesn't mean that you're any less of a person.

Love your body, and your body will love you right back.

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