Meeting the Migos
With his years of self-taught musical experience, he got his name out there pretty quickly, uploading his beats to YouTube and networking using every social media platform possible. His first placement of note came on a record for Bay rapper YB the Rockstar (now Ya BoyRich Rocka). He then gave a beat to a rapper a bit closer to home, Minneapolis' Rocky Diamonds, and their track was eventually remixed by Soulja Boy.
It was early 2013, and Murda was interested in bringing his sound to Chicago, as the drill movement was at its peak, especially in the mixtape game. The couple of credits he had to his name, Soulja Boy being the biggest, were enough to get the manager of GBE to open Murda's "Chief Keef-type" beat pack, and in the coming months, he dropped tracks with Fredo Santana and Capo, who was tragically killed this past summer.
Back then, GBE often with young Atlanta rappers, including Migos, and using the connection, Murda got in contact with one of YRN's founding members, Skippa da Flippa, to whom he sent upwards of 10 beats. A few weeks later, much to Murda's surprise, he heard himself on a new Migos record, "Fly Wit a Fish," which features a particularly memorable chorus from Quavo.
The formula is there even though they'd never met. Murda makes beats with his artists in mind, and for the Migos, he keeps his productions relatively subtle -- simple trap keys dance atop dark, rumbling layers of bass -- but with enough bounce to inspire the most animated flows out of his three subjects, who don't need much of a pick-me-up to begin with. A few weeks after "Fly Wit a Fish," Murda found himself on a plane to Atlanta, which would be the first of many trips down to the A.
He first arrived in Atlanta soon after Offset had gotten out of jail, in October 2013 (the first time around). For a 19-year-old setting foot in Atlanta for the first time, the energy of the newly reunited trio was inspiring to say the least. He soon caught on to the Migos' formula for churning out tunes as fast as possible. If it takes the better part of an hour to put a song together, chances are it's lacking the type of sauce needed to become a hit.