Lil Migo shares his new project King of The Trap.
Memphis, Tennessee is home to rising rapper Lil Migo, an artist with more cosigns than you can count. Over the course of one year, Lil Migo went from releasing his first viral hit to signing with fellow Memphis native Blac Youngsta. After conversing via Instagram DM for months, Migo signed with Youngsta’s Heavy Camp label, which is a part of Yo Gotti’s CMG imprint, in November 2019.
Most people’s introduction to Lil Migo was through his hit single, “Rockstar” which garnered over 3 million views. Lil Migo’s current most popular videos are “No Love In My Heart” and “Letter 2 The Industry,” garnering over 7.5 million views each.
Lil Migo has worked with heavy hitters like Yo Gotti, Moneybagg Yo, Jacquees, Rich the Kid, 42 Dugg, Blac Youngsta, and many more including fellow newcomer EST Gee on his last single “By Yo Side.”
Today Lil Migo joins us to discuss his latest project King of The Trap, signing with Gotti and Youngsta and what he has in store for his fans. After speaking with Migo we learned that family comes first so much so that his uncle is his manager and he even had two of his cousins produce on his latest project King Of The Trap. His best friend/ cousin is even the reason why he started rapping. Two months before he started taking music seriously he purchased a studio to record music in and the following result was hit single “Rockstar.” Find out what else Lil Migo had to say in our interview below.
The Knockturnal: When did you start making music?
Lil Migo: I started making music in 2018, I been making music but I didn’t start taking it seriously until 2018.
The Knockturnal: What motivated you to start?
Lil Migo: My cousin, who’s my best friend used to rap since we were in middle school. I always pushed him to rap and said I’d do it with him so he wouldn’t be doing it alone.
The Knockturnal: When did you start taking music seriously as a career?
Lil Migo: 2018, 2 months before I dropped “Rockstar” in February 2019, I had actually spent my moment and bought myself my own studio and started recording music and that’s when I knew I’m gonna take rap seriously.
The Knockturnal: Was your family supportive of your choice?
Lil Migo: Yeah my family always been supportive of whatever I did. I got a supportive family anyways. My uncle raps so it was like I was picking up from where he left off and I’m actually making it in the industry and got notarized in rap.
The Knockturnal: Is your uncle part of the reason why you rap today?
Lil Migo: Yeah he part of the reason I rap too, he’s actually my manager, yeah we really be tryna keep everything family-oriented. Instead, o giving other people jobs I try to let my family do it first, just give everybody something to do to make themselves feel like they’re a part of the situation.
The Knockturnal: What have been the biggest highlights of your career so far?
Lil Migo: The first one was signing, another one was when I hit my first million views with “No Love in my Heart” which is almost at 10 million views.
The Knockturnal: How did it feel signing with the CMG – Heavy Camp?
Lil Migo: That was the greatest moment of my life, I look up to them, they’ve been like role models to me.
The Knockturnal: How did it feel to be featured on Moneybagg Yo and Blac Youngsta’s Code Red?
Lil Migo: Yeah that’s another big milestone for me. That was a blessing to be honest.
The Knockturnal: You’ve collaborated with a lot of big artists like Yo Gotti, Moneybagg Yo, 42 Dugg, Blac Youngsta, and many more, what the most important thing you’ve learned from working with these artists?
Lil Migo: Just their work ethic, Dugg was in the studio or 24 hours that just motivated me to make more music. I just picked up their work ethic and how they move. I just pay attention and study the game.
The Knockturnal: What was it like collaborating with EST Gee on “By Yo Side?”
Lil Migo: Gee and I been had a relationship, we got a couple more songs we ain’t drop yet. We been had a relationship before the public knew about him and all that shit was organic too.
The Knockturnal: Let’s talk about King of The Trap, what’s the inspiration behind the project and title?
Lil Migo: I came up out the streets so I had to make something catering to them and I really feel like I’m “king of the trap,” I was the best at what I did, and it’s just a subliminal towards just being the best at whatever you do. It’s just basically about being the best at whatever you do, It don’t even have to be drugs, your trap is your trap or like your occupation or what you do that keeps you going everyday so it’s just like a title for me being the best at whatever I do.
The Knockturnal: Who are some of the producers you worked with on the project?
The Knockturnal: What are you currently working on? What’s next?
Lil Migo: I dropped a new video for “Paved The Way” and I’m actually working on another mixtape already.