If that petition to have Migos perform at the Super Bowl LI halftime show doesn’t work out, the Atlanta trio’s presence will still be felt on the field of the big day as the Atlanta Falcons take the field tomorrow (February 5) against the 4-time champion New England Patriots.
Under Armour has given Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones a custom pair of cleats featuring artwork inspired by Migos’ Culture album and Donald Glover’s FX show Atlanta. The shoes are red and black and feature the NFC Champion’s slogan, Rise Up. The athletic company presented the gift via a Tweet that references Migos’ chart-topping hit, “Bad and Boujee.”
— Under Armour (@UnderArmour) February 4, 2017
HipHopDX spoke with the graphic designer who made the Culture cover art, which features the three group members and a mosaic of images against a black background. Stole “Moab” Stojmenov explained his journey from drawing comic book characters and graffiti to now creating what might be the cover art for the #1 album in the country.
“The only guidelines Quavo gave me were about what I had to symbolize on the cover,” the Italian artist said to senior features writer Ural Garrett. “We had to represent Migos’ past but also, what they gave to Hip Hop culture, Atlanta and how they stepped up the rap game. Aesthetically, I had complete authority on the work. Quavo trusted me and since our first works together, he liked my vision and my way of doing things. I wanted to condense all the different and various images Quavo gave me in one single powerful image. At the same time, I didn’t want it to seem chaotic and difficult to understand. I think Culture is a very important step in Migos’ career and musical production. We needed to represent this and make clear that they contributed a lot to the improvement of American rap and Hip Hop culture.”
Super Bowl LI kicks off at 6:30 p.m. EST from Houston’s NRG Stadium. It will be aired on FOX.