Migos showcased their skills once again with an NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert, which premiered Wednesday (Aug. 25). In it, the trio — comprised of Takeoff, Quavo and Offset — performed three songs from their latest album, Culture III.
Quavo opened the Tiny Desk show by rapping the first verse from their latest single “Avalanche.” Offset chimed in next, followed by Takeoff. Migos’ performance was backed by live music from 1500 or Nothin’ and background support form DJ Durel.
After smoothly completing “Avalanche” while seated, the trio stood up and livened up their performance. Quavo introduced their second track “Straightenin'” by saying, “If you’re at home right now, I need you to get the f— up.”
Before kicking off “Birthday,” the last song of their session, Quavo performed an impromptu interlude. “I don’t know where my lighter at,” he sang before Takeoff came in with the lighter assist. The show went on when Quavo lit up a yellow birthday cake as he began rapping “Birthday.”
Quavo then signed off for the trio singing, “Tiny Desk, yeah, you’re rocking with the greatest group of all time/ And you’re rocking with the best, yeah/ 1500 is the band, yeah, yeah/ Migo gang is the clan/ Yeah, you’re rocking Tiny Desk.”
Culture III peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, where it has charted for 10 weeks since the album’s June 11 release. Culture III marked the conclusion of the group’s Culture trilogy.