Despite Migos teasing Culture II since June (when promotional flyers first started appearing around Atlanta and when the trio mentioned the forthcoming project during a tour stop with Future) and despite Offset later claiming that the album was dropping last month, a new New York Times profile on Atlanta-based record label Quality Control Music is reporting otherwise.
According to the article, the label was founded by Pierre Thomas (Pee) and Kevin Lee (Coach) in 2013 "around the flamboyant, fast-rapping local trio Migos." Soon after, "the company went from a start-up with the growing pains typically associated with a new independent label...to a joint venture with Capitol Music Group and Motown Records in 2015."
In revealing the label's future goals, the report mentions in passing the plans for the next upcoming projects from both Lil Yachty and Migos.
"Now, with two well-oiled moneymakers who have refused to fizzle — Lil Yachty's 'Lil Boat 2' mixtape is scheduled for late December and Migos's 'Culture 2'...is due out in January — Pee and Coach can shift focus to building sustainable careers for its 'farm team' of young Atlanta rappers, including Lil Baby, Marlo and Mak Sauce, while simultaneously expanding its brand into television, film and more."
There you have it: January.