“Need It” by Migos (ft. YoungBoy Never Broke Again)

First off let it be noted that on “Need It” what exactly the titular “it” is supposed to be is never specified. However, considering the overall tone of the lyrics, “it” can be said to be akin to money, women and street beef.  In other words, the content of their words is split into three primary topics. First is their cashflow, which is manifest by their ice, i.e. jewelry.  The homeys also insinuate that prior to making in the music industry they made money by selling illicit substances. 

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Migos's Need It at Lyrics.org.

Second is the fact that they fraternize with a lot of women. Or as Quavo exclaims, he has “more b*****s than Magic”, that being a reference to Magic Johnson, of course. And third, they let opps know that they are in fact packing heat and have every intent to bust shots in the name of maintaining their respect and standing on the streets. 

So conclusively, “Need It” is exactly the type of track one would expect of a collaboration between the Migos and NBA YoungBoy. And they are reminding the audience that on not only are they on top of their game but also no matter what they intend to keep it ‘hood.

Release Date for “Need It”

Officially, the track was released on 22nd May, 2020. However, prior to that (in mid January, 2020), YoungBoy (via his Twitter account) shared bits of the song with his legions of fans across the globe.

“Need It” appears on Migos’ 2020 mixtape (which is titled “Quarantine Mixtape”).

Racks 2 Skinny” and “Taco Tuesday” are two other notable songs from said mixtape.

First Collaboration between Migos and YoungBoy

“Need It” marks YoungBoy’s first musical collaboration with all three members of Migos. However, it must be stated that he had previously worked with both Quavo and Takeoff in 2017 and 2018 respectively.

Writing and Production Credits for “Need It”

In addition to YoungBoy and the members of Migos, there are three other artists given writing credits on “Need It”. Said artists are:

  • Buddah Bless (who also played the role of the track’s sole producer)
  • Hi-Tek
  • 50 Cent

50 Cent didn’t actually sit down with the group to pen this song. And the reason he gets writing credits is simply because he’s 2005 song titled “Get in my Car” is heavily sampled in the song.

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