This month, XXL Magazine is celebrating their 20th anniversary, with multiple cover issues. Migos were up for a featured story and sat-down with the imprint to touch on their career timeline – remaining together as a group in the midst of going solo rumors.
One person, who Offset, Takeoff and Quavo all agreed on being their biggest inspirations to their content in music, was 50 Cent. The nawf Georgia trio even went to tout him as the Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. of this generation for kids, from his outside of music work (TV, Film, Business).
Take a look at the video interview below and quotes from the conversation.
On what 50 Cent means to rap music after 20 years.
I think 50 Cent brought a lot of gangsta shit to hip-hop. He made it more acceptable. I heard it was scaring the officers and all that. But they had to accept it, he had the hits. Especially for our generation. You know everybody say Pac and Biggie, that’s the same situation for our generation.
Why 50 Cent is the Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. of your generation.
Yeah, I’ll give that to the OG. He made it through, kept going. Gone to corporate. Who knows if Pac was alive, which lane he would’ve switched over to. It’s only right, he doing the same thing. Pac was doing movies, 50’s doing movies. Same thing.