The Mount Rushmore rap conversation caught on on social media last month following a photoshopped image of J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar and Duck flowing in line on the famous granite structure. The topic then narrowed down to a regional level after a rapper from Atlanta’s Mount Rushmore landed on the net with Jeezy, Future, Rich Homie Quan and little baby. Migos have since rung the bell saying that they actually belong to the structure due to their contributions to the rap game in their city.
In a new interview with Power 105.1’s The breakfast club, which premiered on the official YouTube morning radio show on Wednesday June 16, the bred rap trio ATL claimed they were pioneers in their hometown rap scene and should be credited as such.
“Shout out to town, but all the time, though,” Offset said when asked if Migos believes they should be on Mount Rushmore in Atlanta for their influence over the past decade or so.
Quavo then replies: “We, Gucci [Mane]”, responding to co-host DJ Envy asking who else should be at the monument.
“We have to have our heads connected as one, so it’s one,” Takeoff says. “So I would say Gucci, like [Quavo] mentionned. Advice.”
The topic then shifted to Atlanta’s best rappers of all time.
“Atlanta of all time? You gotta put OutKast there,” Quavo suggests.
Take ‘adds, “I’m going to put OutKast as one. I was just saying OutKast is one.”
‘Set agrees, “I have to put OutKast.”
The trio then offered flowers to Lil jon, who popularized crunk and snap music in the mid-2000s, saying he should also be on Atlanta’s hip-hop Mount Rushmore.
“He made a lot of tracks for Atlanta, so you have to put boy Lil Jon in there,” Offset concludes.
Migos’ sentiment about belonging to A-Town Mount Rushmore rap appears to be an extension of an interview with the Music Quality Control rhymers recently made do with The New Yorker magazine, published Tuesday (June 15).
Based on the aforementioned ATL Mount Rushmore, which was shared on Twitter via My Mixtapez, Takeoff said of the image and apparently the overall conversation: “They matter to us because we’re in a band.”
Offset added, “It should be a little circle with the three heads as a boom boom boom on this Mount Rushmore. Because we’ve spawned a lot of that.”
NBA Champion LeBron James also weighed in on that conversation recently, claiming Future Belongs to the Monument starring J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar and Drake. however, Nicki Minaj wasn’t feeling LeBron’s stance on the 2010s Mount Rushmore rap dialogue at all.
“I never thought I would have the opportunity to give you the alley oop,” she wrote to the basketball star via Twitter. “But you almost got it. It’s NICKI… EMMMM INAJ !!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Atlanta rap talk on Mount Rushmore follows the release of Migos’ latest album, Culture III, who apparently completes the trilogy of their Culture series. The effort, which arrived on June 11, features appearances from Drake, Cardi B, Polo G, Future, Justin Bieber, Juice Wrld, Pop Smoke, and YoungBoy Never Broke Again.
Discover the exchange on the greatest rappers of the ATL around 2:38 pm below.
Nicki Minaj, Future, Lil Uzi Vert and more.