The funniest part of Migos‘ earlier video “Bad and Boujee” was the moms. Around the country, pasty mothers everywhere pantomimed cooking crack cocaine in their own kitchens, bare bones trap house recreated on kitchen islands everywhere. It got trap music on the top of the charts and on Migos’ strongest song since, Quaevo, Offset and Takeoff have discovered further kitchen accoutrements: move over crock-pot, you might need a fully loaded wok to jam to “Stir Fry.”
“Stir Fry” also marks Migos’ first collaboration with Pharrell Williams, another fan of culinary baps (check out this late-ear Clipse classic). For Migos, Williams twists his funk-lite approach into an aggressive snare of instantly hummable drums, gym-yard whistles and organs sampled from the popular 60’s sample staple The Mohawks’ “The Champ” (that’s a beat that’s turned up everywhere from Eric B. & Rakim’s “Eric B. Is President” to Frank Ocean’s “Nike”). It feels refreshingly light where their last single, “MotorSport,” sagged with its features. It’s an instantly aerobic jam, the kind of beat you cook on your toes. I’m hungry for more.