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Migos @ The Regency Ballroom 

Wednesday, Feb 10 2016

You know you've made it as an artist when Drake remixes one of your songs, or a professional athlete mimics one of your dance moves. And when both of these things happen, as is the case with Atlanta trio Migos, you know you've definitely made it. The group first gained national attention with its debut single, "Versace," whose chorus is simply the word "Versace" repeated 18 times. Simplicity aside, it's a catchy song that was one of the first to introduce a bouncier, more upbeat vein of trap that would dominate strip clubs (and regular clubs) for years to come. Once the buzz from "Versace" died down (it was ranked as a "Best Song of 2015" by Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Spin, Complex, and XXL), Migos released a blitzkrieg of mixtapes, despite the fact that one of its members was in jail. The group's signature dance move became the subject of the September 2015 single "Look at My Dab," sparking a string of imitations by NBA and NFL players (who still continue to do it, chief among them Cam Newton). Though it's up for debate on who created "the dab," Migos are the first to turn it into something more than just a dance move. The dab, they say, is also a fashion statement. For an idea of what kind of fashion that is, just listen to "Versace."


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