When Migos dropped the infectious chart-topping hit “Bad & Boujee” at the end of 2016, the Atlanta hip-hop trio went from popular trap artists to one of the most iconic groups in modern hip-hop.
Whether you vibe their start-and-stop rhyme scheme or not, you can’t deny that Migos isn’t successfully amassing large sums of cash (or as some might say, “dead presidents”). The Migos gang took monetary slang to the next level in the new music video for “Deadz,” a standout cut featuring fellow Atlanta trap legend 2 Chainz.
After being introduced by an orchestra, the trio starts counting bills in the middle of a marble-laden funeral home, dressed to the nines in swanky funeral fits. As diamond-masked coroners lurk around, Migos makes it rain into the caskets of Benjamin Franklin and Abe Lincoln lookalikes. The epically affluent visual is complemented by the triumphant brass section and relentless trap drums of the Cardo-produced track.
As usual, Quavo slays his verse and provides a catchy hook, while 2 Chainz comes rumbling through from the balcony with quick-witted wordplay like “Gang bang slang 'caine/Heroin, half a ton, Purple Haze, Cam'ron”. But it’s Takeoff who steals the show with his inexorable flow, flooding the track and shunning his haters.
“Niggas debatin', they hatin', they plottin', they waitin’/They want my ice, tell 'em come take it/Have people tell me that I couldn't make it/Now I'm doin' shows outta state in the nations,” Takeoff spits.
Offset wraps this cash-fueled number up with a ruthless final verse, marking yet another victory for the international trap stars. “Deadz” joins the ranks of “Band and Boujee” and “T-Shirt” as bangers off of their sophomore studio album CULTURE to receive music video treatment.
Check out their breakthrough sophomore album CULTURE on Apple Music or Spotify (or let the Migos Gang rap your kids to sleep with their version of the children’s book Llama Llama Red Pajama).