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Album Review: Father of 4

February 26, 2019

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Album Review: Father of 4

Graphic by Jessica Mouton

Graphic by Jessica Mouton

Graphic by Jessica Mouton

Graphic by Jessica Mouton

After the long wait, Offset of the Migos finally released his highly anticipated solo album Father of 4 on Feb. 22. Preceded by Quavo’s Quavo Huncho and Takeoff’s The Last Rocket, Offset’s Father of 4 is the last, but certainly not least, of the Atlanta group’s spree of solo projects.

By creating a solo project, Offset allowed himself to open up to listeners in a way that would have been otherwise impossible.

Contributing to the main theme of Offset’s fatherhood and responsibilities, the album’s cover art portrays Offset sitting on a throne with his four children.

The opening track “Father Of 4,” sharing a name with the album title, delivers a message to each of his children individually. Throughout the album, the “Ric Flair Drip” rapper reflects on his role as a father, his nearly fatal car crash, addiction, his marriage and other previously private aspects of his life.

In the song “Don’t Lose Me,” Offset opens with an apology to Cardi B for breaking her heart, as well as breaking God’s promise.

In addition to Offset’s personal tales, Father of 4 delivered a few hype-seeking bangers with the help of feature artists such as Travis Scott, 21 Savage, J.Cole and Cardi B, who Offset has won back since their very public breakup.

The tracks are primarily composed of upbeat trap instrumentals which could be expected, as producers Metro Boomin and Southside engineered the majority of Father of 4. Offset creates an appealing sound as he softly speaks over the upbeat tempos.

Along with his affectionate meeting with Cardi at the Grammy Awards, the release of the album’s lead single “Red Room” on Feb.14 caused skyrocketing hype for the soon-to-be-released album.

Overall, Father of 4 lived up to the hype and allowed this Migo to set himself apart as a developing and capable solo artist. Although they don’t compete for the title, the Migos’ skills are often compared to each other, and Offset made an impressive showing for himself as a standing artist rather than an exclusive part of the popular rap trio.

In conclusion, Father of 4 was a well produced, meaningful album that served as a huge step in Offset’s flourishing career.

 

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