Too Hotty

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"Too Hotty"
Quality Control, Quavo, Takeoff and Offset Too Hotty.jpg
Single by Quality Control and Migos
from the album Control the Streets, Vol. 1
ReleasedMay 26, 2017 (2017-05-26)
FormatDigital download
Length4:57
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Southside
Migos singles chronology
"Slippery"
(2017)
"Too Hotty"
(2017)
"Night Call"
(2017)
Music video
"Too Hotty" on YouTube

"Too Hotty" is a song released by record label Quality Control and performed by American hip hop trio Migos. It was written by Quavo, Takeoff, Offset and Southside, the latter of whom also produced the song. It was released through Quality Control Music, Motown Records and Capitol Records on May 26, 2017, as the lead single from Quality Control's compilation album,[1][2] Control the Streets, Vol. 1 (2017).

Background[edit]

The song was initially released as "To Hotty", and was credited to American hip hop trio Migos, composed of the three recording artists.[3][4] It was later unpublished from SoundCloud.[5] On August 25, 2017, it was re-released as "Too Hotty" and rebranded as a Quality Control track. The song's title was inspired by WWE wrestler Scotty 2 Hotty.[6][7]

Critical reception[edit]

Rap-Up described the song as "head-knocking" and "high-energy", they felt it "featured a haunting vocal sample".[4][8] Peter Berry of XXL wrote that the song featured "icy cold production" from Southside, and "Offset delivered yet another killer verse with a machine gun flow that rides the beat perfectly".[5] Max Weinstein of the same publication regarded it as a "dreamy song".[9] Phil Witmer of Vice opined that the song is "blessed with an unearthly beat and the endless applicability of the titular figure's name to rap lyrics".[10] Navjosh of HipHop-N-More called it a "typical sounding track".[11]

Music video[edit]

The music video was released on August 25, 2017, and was directed by Daps and Migos.[8] At the beginning, Offset can be seen surrounded by candles in a house, intercut with scenes of a luxury sports car.[12] The scene later shifted to the woods as he continued rapping. Quavo later appeared in a warehouse as a mechanic.[13] At last, Quavo, Offset and Takeoff can be seen in a parking lot with flames sparking around, as Takeoff finishes the song.[5]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 91
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[15] 37
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[16] 39

References[edit]

  1. ^ James, Rettig (August 25, 2017). "Migos Crank Up the Heat in Their New Video 'Too Hotty': Watch". Billboard. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  2. ^ Rose, Lilah (May 26, 2017). "Migos - To Hotty". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  3. ^ Colin, Stutz (May 26, 2017). "Migos Pay Tribute to Former WWE Wrestler Scotty 2 Hotty With New Track 'To Hotty'". Billboard. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "New Music: Migos – 'To Hotty'". Rap-Up. May 26, 2017. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c Peter, Berry (August 25, 2017). "Migos Drop Video for "Too Hotty" Off Upcoming Quality Control Compilation". XXL. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  6. ^ Jon, Powell (August 26, 2017). "Migos Return with New Visual for "Too Hotty"". Respect. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  7. ^ Eddie, Fu (August 26, 2017). "Migos play with fire in new "Too Hotty" video: Watch". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Video: Quality Control feat. Migos – 'Too Hotty'". Rap-Up. August 25, 2017. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  9. ^ Max, Weinstein (May 26, 2017). "Migos Drop "To Hotty" Off Upcoming Quality Control Compilation". XXL. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  10. ^ Phil, Witmer (August 26, 2017). "No One Wrestles in Migos' "Too Hotty" Video, But There Is Literal Fire". Noisey. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  11. ^ Navjosh (August 25, 2017). "New Video: Migos – 'Too Hotty'". HipHop-N-More. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  12. ^ Kyle, Eustice (August 27, 2017). "Migos Light It Up With Kandypens & Pyrotechnics In New "Too Hotty" Video". HipHopDX. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  13. ^ Trent, Fitzgerald (August 25, 2017). "Migos Returns With Fiery 'Too Hotty' Video [WATCH]". The BoomBox. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  14. ^ "Quality Control – Chart history (Billboard Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  15. ^ "Quality Control – Chart history (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  16. ^ "Rhythmic Songs – October 28, 2017". Billboard. Retrieved October 17, 2017.

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