We’re just gonna go ahead and say it: Migos are better than The Beatles. Sorry Gen-Xers, we don’t make the facts. For years the meme “Migos are better than the Beatles” has been making its way around the internet. We all know the song Versace is better than anything on Abbey Road, but if you’re still not convinced here are just a few reasons why:
10) Preferred method of transportation
So, we all know The Beatles have their famous ‘Yellow Submarine’ and that’s cute and all but it’s just not getting it done in 2018. According to Offset in the song Emmet Smith, he’s got a new Mercedes from Haiti sitting on Walter Paytons (34-inch rims). In the same verse he also says he’s going to buy Delta. Who needs a submarine when you’re pushing that? Beatles can take their submarine and shove it.
9) The Beatles never went platinum on datpiff
For all their accomplishments, all their awards, and all their accolades, one thing The Beatles never managed to do was drop a platinum mixtape on Datpiff. You can’t really claim GOAT status if you don’t know the struggle of hustling and passing out mixtapes. It’s hard to take you seriously as an artist if you’ve never put up numbers on Datpiff.
8) Migos have better flow
Plain and simple, John Lennon doesn’t have bars like that. You can’t tell me Ringo Star could stand in front of Quavo and go bar for bar. The Beatles flow is way too slow and sluggish. We’ll give ’em the line, “Blackbird singing in the dead of the night/Take these broken wings and learn to fly/All your life/You were only waiting for this moment to arise.” That line goes hard. But don’t tell us Migos’ line, “Drown the ice with medicine/Drown your bitch with the skeleton/I’m on the stove cooking elements/The skies the limit, I’m heaven-sent” isn’t way better.
7) Beatles want to Let It Be, Migos Want to Open it Up
For all their talk about progress and creating a better world, at the end of the day, The Beatles are the ones who said to just “let it be.” Migos aren’t so satisfied by the status-quo. They want to open it up and really go for it, not just sit idly and let things be. Rather than just wait for mother Mary to come to them, Migos are “in that pot, first one makin’ noise” skrrt skrrt.
6) Migos actually bring people together
The Beatles are all about love, peace, and harmony. They want us to “imagine” a better world where we all come together. But what’s their track record? Have they actually resolved any conflicts? Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi ad might have bridged more gaps. The Migos on the other hand have done the unthinkable. Who would have dreamed that Cardi B and Nicki Minaj would ever team up and collaborate? The Migos did. Both female rappers who are currently in the middle of an ongoing feud put their differences aside last year and jumped on the Migos song Motosport and appeared in the video. Now that’s what we call bringing people together.
5) Migos have better names
These days, your stage name is everything. Even Ariana Grande admits she pronounces her name ‘grahn-day’ instead of ‘grand-y’ because it sounds cooler. As far as stage names go, Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset are pretty hard to beat, especially when you’re pulling up with names like ‘George.’ Ringo is cool, we’ll give ’em that, but when was the last time you heard of someone grinding and going hard with the name Paul? “Oh look out for Paul, he’s mean with the strap,” said no one ever.
4) Migos Walk it Like they Talk it
We can go down the ‘long and winding road’ of Beatles songs, but the fact is nothing will ever compare to Walk It Talk It. The Beatles never had a Drake feature on any of their singles. Fun fact, Walk It Talk It has 283 million streams on Spotify. Here Comes the Sun has 231 million. Takeoff said, “walk in the buildin’ they start applaudin,” does anyone really care about The Beatles anymore? Hard to ‘imagine’ them getting the same reception.
3) You can rap kids books over Migos beats
Bad & Boujee was a cultural landmark that won’t ever be touched, especially by The Beatles. And not just because it was on the album ‘Culture’ either. During a stop at Power 106, Migos read the children’s book Llama Llama Red Pajama over the Bad & Boujee beat. You really can’t get more iconic than that. Try doing anything like that with a Beatles song. You can’t read Good Night Moon over Hey Jude, just can’t do it.
2) The Beatles have Lucy in the sky with diamonds, but Migos has too much jewelery
Even when it comes to jewelery, Migos flash their ice better. Besides, who the hell is Lucy and why are we supposed to care? Rather than outsource who has the ice, Migos has their own frost. According to them, they just spent a “cool half ticket on it,” their clear white diamonds “make your eyesight blurry.” As for Takeoff, his diamonds draw attention and are “wet like willie splash.” Beat that “lUcY”
1) The numbers don’t lie
To quote Cardi B “THE NUMBERS DONT F**KIN LIE!” This year Migos tied the Beatles for having the most songs simultaneously in the Billboard hot 100 charts with 14. Days later, they broke that record (if you narrow it to just R&B and Hip-Hop) with 15.
The top three most streamed songs by Migos on Spotify have a combined 1,147,232,085 streams. The top three most streamed songs by The Beatles have a combined 515,321,403 streams, or less streams combined than Bad & Boujee by itself. The last time the Beatles were in the charts was 1996. Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff on their own are all currently in the Billboard hot 100 and Takeoff’ solo album is currently #4 on the Top 200 albums chart.
UPDATE: The Beatles never did carpool karaoke
This week, the Migos appeared on an episode of Carpool Karaoke with James Corden. The Beatles never did that. Sure Paul McCartney went on by himself, but as a group, the Beatles never made it. Migos deadass ad lib’d to Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond. That’s not even their genre. No one in The Beatles ever tried rapping. This just proves Migos are the most versatile group ever.