By Tristin Marshall
Migos surprised fans on Sunday with the release of a Soul Train-inspired video for “Walk It Talk It” featuring rapper Drake. The video highlights moments from the original show, including skater and flexible dancers on the dance floor, the performance stage, and the classic scramble board. Fans have been raving about everything in this video, including the casting of Jamie Foxx as “Ron Delirious” and Drake’s Jherri Curl reminiscent hairstyle. Classic brands including the Soul Train Awards even gave their stamp of approval.
Migos released their sophomore album ‘Culture II’ in January 2018 which scored the trio a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 charts. “Walk It Talk It” is the group’s third single from the album, following “MotorSport” featuring Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, and “Stir Fry” produced by Pharrell Williams. Migos is currently tied with the Beatles for most simultaneous Billboard Hot 100 entries among groups.
Soul Train originally aired in 1971 with host Don Cornelius, and gave a platform to Black musicians and their Black audiences. The hour-long show included dancing, live performances, and the famous “Soul Train” line where everyone would form a lane on the dance floor for dancers to strut down with their best moves.
Notable Motown artists that have been featured on Soul Train include Gladys Knight and The Pips, Rick James, Teena Marie, and Boyz II Men. The Show spanned an astonishing career that lasted more than three decades, and paved the way for other Black music-centered shows to follow, including BET’s classic 106 & Park.
Watch the videos below.