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As a fan of hip-hop/rap music I was highly anticipating Migos new album 'Culture' which was released in the last couple of days.

When reading some of the reviews, I noticed there was a reference to Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) declaring them 'the Beatles of this generation'.

What did he mean by this? Why does he think it? Are there any distinct similarities between between a pop group from Liverpool, and a rap trio from Atlanta?

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As the Beatles are widely considered the greatest artist of their generation, Glover is saying that Migos is the greatest artist of this generation.

This is actually a pretty common way of comparing artists, albums, etc., and such comparisons even extend beyond music. More examples:

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