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Migos, J. Cole, and the Plight of Old-Millennial Rappers

Justin and Micah review ‘Culture III’ and ‘The Off-Season’

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Justin Charity and Micah Peters discuss Migos’s latest album, Culture III. They break down their sound, how they’ve evolved over the years, and weigh in on mixtapes vs. albums (9:02). Then, they switch gears and review J. Cole’s album The Off-Season. They touch on Cole’s fan base, the confidence behind his recent album, and discuss where he stands as a rapper in this generation (24:40).

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Hosts: Justin Charity and Micah Peters
Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes

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