Offset explains how he came up with “Bad and Boujee”

There’s no doubt about it—Migos have their biggest hit in “Bad and Boujee.” The appeal is everywhere: from the clubs, to the car, even to speeches given by Donald Glover. It’s hard to even be steered in the wrong direction when a song begins with “If Young Metro don’t trust you I’m gon’ shoot you.” But how did Migos reach a milestone and earn their first no. 1 song? Backed by Metro Boomin’s production and an underwhelming Lil Uzi Vert feature, Offset explains.

“Bad and Boujee’ connects with everybody. It struck so fast. And it meant so much to me, because I recorded that song myself at home, in my basement. I was home alone and I recorded it myself,” Offset explained to Fader, during an in-depth conversation.

Listeners have become accustomed to Quavo dominating the chorus and delivering. Even for their previous hit on the charts “Fight Night,” Takeoff took the hook over. For “Bad & Boujee,” Offset set off his own tone. With their forthcoming album Culture landing on Jan. 27, it’s time for the group from the Nawf (Northside) to let everyone know what’s up—just to think of the many artists who have taken their style and cadence—running away with the flow and becoming more successful.

“The new album title is about the culture of hip-hop music. It’s time to let the culture be known. It’s time to claim it. And it’s time to claim that we are the Migos, and for people to understand that this is what we did. We did a lot for music. Migos is the culture. Seriously. There are artists that are way bigger than us that get recognition off our flow.”

“Bad & Boujee,” “Call Casting,” “What The Price,” and “T-Shirt” have all been released as singles from the forthcoming 13-track album.

Pre-order the album here.