Offset: “I Cried to Myself While Doing This Album”
Offset’s forthcoming debut solo album, Father of 4, must mean the world to him. At least, that is the impression we get from his most recent profile in Esquire, where the rapper broke down just how emotional the making of the record was for him.
“I cried to myself while I was doing this album ’cause I was talking about my story and my kids,” Offset said. “When I did a song, I started getting memories of my grandma, my struggles, my partner that was killed, the thoughts I had while I was incarcerated, and my kids’ faces were there in my head. I love my kids, this is who I do it for.”
As with his other pre-album interviews, it seems that we are in the wake of a more mature and emotionally available Offset. Previously, Offset declared that his album would be content-heavy, and not focused on flashing his riches. He also noted that he would not be sharing the debut album’s title so as to stave off any preconceived notions. This album is all Offset, and he wants to tell his story on his terms.
As a general rule, when you move with genuineness, the music is typically better for it. Hearing how much heart Offset is pouring into this album is exciting, if it comes through in the music, he may have a contender for best Migos solo album on his hands. At the least, he will have made a name for himself out of the group.