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Migos Recorded Some of 'Culture II' In South Africa

"We were just writing in the middle of, like, the jungle."

While in South Africa in October last year for their Culture Tour, which had Durban and Joburg, Migos managed to get some recording done.


As they revealed in their Rolling Stone cover story, the trio managed to lay down a few songs at a resort while in South Africa,

"We were just writing in the middle of, like, the jungle," Takeoff told RS. "Our backyard was, like, the trees."

The trio says the environment influenced one of the songs they recorded, as they're used to working in their own houses.

While the songs recorded in South Africa aren't named, Takeoff told the magazine: "[Quavo] saying 'straight out the jungle, straight out the jungle,' like on a Bob Marley kind of like Jamaican tip. We wouldn't have said that if we wasn't in the environment we was in."

The reactions to Migos' "writing in the middle of the jungle" comments have been, justly, mixed on social media, check out a few below.

Culture II is out tomorrow January 26. Revisit our coverage of the Joburg leg of the Migos Culture Tour here.





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Burna Boy performs at the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in Hollywood on January 2020. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Warner Music)

Burna Boy, Tinariwen, Michael Kiwanuka & More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The Nigerian star and Tuareg band are nominated in the newly named Best Global Music Album category.

The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards are in.

The awards show, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, will see some of the world's biggest artists up for categories like Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

As we previously wrote about, the Grammys have renamed the international category of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music, in an effort to reportedly make it more modern and inclusive.

In that new Best Global Music Category, Nigerian afro-fusion star Burna Boy is nominated alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

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