It Sounds Like Takeoff and Carnage Have a Joint Mixtape Headed Our Way

It’s no wonder Migos considers themselves the “biggest group ever.” This week alone, the Atlanta trio released their highly anticipated Culture II album, launched an apparel collection at Bloomingdale’s, and will potentially walk away with multiple Grammys on Sunday. It’s clear Migos is on top of the world right now; however, it sounds like one of its members is gearing up to release a side project. And, no, we’re not talking about Quavo again.

On the same day Culture II dropped, DJ/producer Carnage announced he and Takeoff had a collaborative mixtape in the stash. He announced the project on social media, accompanied by a screenshot of his and Takeoff’s Facetime conversation. 

Carnage linked up with Migos for his 2015 debut album Papi Gordo. The hip-hop EDM producer also released a number of collaborative projects throughout last year: one was the Young Martha mixtape with Young Thug, and the other was the Step Brothers EP with G-Eazy. Carnage is also preparing to release another studio album in the upcoming months, which he says is filled with big-name features, including Takeoff.

“I’m really excited. I put a lot of time in to it,” he said on Power 106’s The Cruz Show this month. “I have a mixture of, like, everybody. You’re going to be blown away.”

While we wait for more information about Takeoff and Carnage’s joint effort, you can check out Culture II on Apple Music and iTunes. The album has already received plenty of love from a wide range of fans as well as the restaurant chain Wingstop. (LOL.)

Gucci Mane also appeared to enjoy Culture II, as he referred to Takeoff as his favorite rapper shortly after the album dropped. 

 

Culture 2 out @yrntakeoff my fav rapper now!!!

A post shared by Gucci Mane (@laflare1017) on Jan 26, 2018 at 8:34am PST

More from Complex

Joe Budden and DJ Akademiks Debate If Cardi B Is Getting Fake Love for Going No. 1 on ‘Everyday Struggle’

On today's Everyday Struggle, Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, and Nadeska run through the day of news, including a reaction to Cardi B's “Bodak Yellow” going No. 1. They crew try to determine if some of the love coming her way is fake. Later on the show, they break down Chance the Rapper's new song, with Budden offering up some criticism about the track. Budden and Akademiks also react to Erykah Badu's “For the Dick” challenge and ponder whether they should do their own. 

 

More from Complex

The Story Behind Childish Gambino’s ‘Awaken, My Love!’ Album Cover

Late last year, Childish Gambino returned to music with Awaken, My Love! The album made headlines for its classic funk sound, stark departure from Gambino's previous work, and its album cover. The cover is dominated by a face frozen—whether that face is feeling ecstasy, fear, or new life is hard to say.

The face is wreathed in an intricate, bone-like headdress designed by WXYZ Jewelry, a Brooklyn design shop led by Laura Wass. She started the company five years ago, and the brand quickly carved out a niche for its instantly recognizable geodesic dome structures. Wass has had her pieces appear in Beyoncé's “7/11” video, been commissioned to make work for Erykah Badu, and the requests have only increased with time. Something in her sculptural jewelry has struck a chord in the music industry, and the Gambino album cover was one of their most prominent placements yet.

Better yet, Wass didn't even know it was coming. “It came as a total surprise,” she said. “The piece was originally meant for another artist… we had even made a body cage to go with it.” When the artwork was released, her phone started blowing up. Not a bad ending for a headdress that was originally meant for another artist. We went to Wass' Bushwick studio to get a glimpse of her process, and hear how her work has infiltrated the upper crust of the music industry. 

More from Complex