Finding The GOAT Group: Rae Sremmurd vs. Migos. Who Is Better?
“Finding the GOAT Group,” the fourth installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual battle series features Hip-Hop’s greatest collectives vying for the #1 spot. Sixty-two groups have been pre-selected by a panel of experts, and one slot will be reserved for a wild-card entry, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to ensure no deserving band of MCs and DJs is neglected. The 2018 contest consists of seven rounds, NCAA basketball-tournament style, leading to a Top 32, then the Sweet 16 and so on, until one winner is determined. For each battle, two groups are pitted against one another with a ballot to decide which one advances to the next round. Though there will be an enormous amount of debate in comments, on social media, in barbershops and text messages, which we encourage, only votes cast in the official ballot (below) count.
The latest match-up pins two of the most discussed and listened-to groups of the moment. Rae Sremmurd and Migos are two massively successful family-oriented acts that hail from the south. They square off in one of the most contemporary battles of the tournament. Who gets to Round 2? You punch the ticket.
Originally discovered by super-producer Mike WiLL Made-It, the Tupelo, Mississippi duo of brothers, Slim Jxmmi and Swae Lee captured the modern day Rap scene due to their knack for catchy melodies and ability to produce hot singles at will. Since breaking onto the scene heavily in 2013, the pair of young, melodic rappers have put out a lot of critically-acclaimed work in a short amount of time. They also caught the Mike WiLL wave at the right time, being the flagship group to sign under his EarDrummers Entertainment. “Rae Sremmurd” is the label’s name spelled backward. As their career progressed, after their highly successful 2015 album SremmLife was released, the pair won the BET Hip Hop Award for “Best Group” that same year. After two platinum LPs, the group just released triple disc SR3MM this month—including a Slim disc, a Swae disc, and a third group album included. Doing things their way on a big level is nothing new for these brothers who have been on the grind for almost a decade.
The blood-related Lawrenceville, Georgia-native trio of Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff has been able to maintain itself as arguably the biggest commercial Rap group of the moment. Particularly, their #1 albums Culture and Culture II became a breeding ground for hit singles and propelled the group from one with a unique flow and catchy melodies to superstar status, eventually worthy of SNL spoofs. Migos’ versatility has also made it possible for them to branch off into other musical ventures, individually. Together, the trio with three albums, a compilation, and 12 mixtapes has become a domineering force in the Rap landscape, going from upload sites to the top of the charts and Grammy nominations. Migos’ triplet flow, their penchant for stuttering Trap beats, and knack for taking slang to suburban living-rooms and basements has made this Quality Control/Capitol collective a leader of the pack.
So who is the better Hip-Hop group? Make sure you vote above.