Offset- FATHER OF 4
Offset did not disappoint being the stand-out member of the Migos trio with his debut solo album. The album tone is set by the introduction song "FATHER OF 4," opened with a poem by Big Rube. If you thought this new wave was a phase you've been missing the point. Offset stand as the perfect example of evolution as his craft expands you can not only hear his complex content come to fruition, but also his ability to open up on a stage that has been designed for an artificial soundscape. Bring in J. Cole to represent and open up with the second song "How Did I Get Here" the two MCs break down personal lineage from the surface, only expanded more deeply in the following song "Lick." Offset brings accounts of the results of the oppression of Black and Brown people and the relationship their families and further continue to bear.
Offset opens up about his addiction to lean as well as the challenges he's had being a single father to his seeds as well as a son. He offers insight to finding a way out with an dynamic performance by CeeLo Green. Offset still stays true to his content in sharing the lifestyle of the come-up, that dirty ratchet vibe, and odes to the trap life. On "Father of 4" we can see how the rapper is becoming a leader of the new school, and Offset isn't afraid to call out the young rappers for making moves for clout, or following the waves.
The album also features fellow Migos member Quavo, trap OG Gucci Mane, his raining queen Cardi, Travis Scott, 21 Savage, and Gunna. The album comes with heavy production primarily produced by So Icey Boyz (Southside & Metro Boomin), with guest production including Zaytoven, Dre Moon, Cubeatz, Allen Ritter, Doughboy, & Pyrex.