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Father of 4 is Offset's debut studio album which was released on February 22, 2019 by Motown and Quality Control Music.

The album received generally positive reviews from critics and debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200, making it his second solo US top 10 album.

TracklistingEdit

  1. Father Of 4 (featuring Big Rube)
  2. How Did I Get Here (featuring J. Cole)
  3. Lick
  4. Tats On My Face
  5. Made Men
  6. Wild Wild West (featuring Gunna)
  7. North Star (featuring CeeLo Green)
  8. After Dark
  9. Don't Lose Me
  10. Underrated
  11. Legacy (featuring Travis Scott and 21 Savage)
  12. Clout (featuring Cardi B)
  13. On Fleek (featuring Quavo)
  14. Quater Milli (featuring Gucci Mane)
  15. Red Room
  16. Came A Long Way

Album BackgroundEdit

The idea of a solo album by Offset was initially revealed shortly after the release of "Quavo Huncho and The Last Rocket" (both by fellow Migos artists Quavo and Takeoff respectively) and was slated for a December 14, 2018 release date.

The album was delayed presumably due to complications between his relationship with his wife Cardi B on February 10, 2019, the album was given a new release date of February 22.

In early 2019, Offset announced a documentary teaser to release alongside the album which shows a scene where his wife and rapper Cardi B gives birth to their daughter, Kulture.

On February 18, 2019, he tweeted that Metro Boomin and Southside were going to be sole producers of his album.

On May 24, 2019, he posted on Instagram that a deluxe edition of the album was on the way with new cover art.

Chart PerformanceEdit

"Father of 4" debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 with 89,000 album-equivalent units, including 7,000 pure album sales in its first week, making it Offset's second solo US top 10 album.

In its second week, the album dropped to number nine on the chart, earning an additional 39,000 album-equivalent units that week.

As of May 2019, the album has earned 282,000 album-equivalent units including 10,000 copies in pure album sales in the United States.

Critical ReceptionEdit

"Father of 4" was met with generally positive reviews from critics.

At Metacritic, the album received an average score of 72, based on eight reviews.

Trent Clark of HipHopDX gave a positive review, stating: "The 27-year-old Offset digs deep into his Atlanta Hip Hop lineage, crafting an album that's equal parts rare in this climate (seeing it follows an unfolding narrative) and refreshing, given its telling content."

Sam Moore from NME stated, "Father of 4 is a fine body of work that builds a convincing case that Offset is currently best-placed to be Migos' break-out solo star: once again, the final act of a trilogy proves to be the finest."

Exclaim! critic Kyle Mullin said, "Sure, some of the dark and downtempo beats can begin to sound same-y by the time you're through. And Offset certainly hasn't attained the lyrical brilliance of Jay-Z on 4:44, or any of the other elder rapper's releases for that matter. Nevertheless, Offset's level of growth and candour on Father of 4 is that of an MC making leaps and bounds, both in his music and his personal life."

Charles Holmes of Rolling Stone saying: "Predictably, Father of 4 falls prey to the bloat that characterizes most Migos' projects. ... Father of 4 is decidedly still a trap album, but it bucks the current conventions of the genre. Offset is attempting, often successfully, to showcase the humanity behind his frequently misguided choices – it's a piece of art that likely wouldn't exist if we didn't already know about some of his transgressions."

Stephen Kearse of Pitchfork said, "Father of 4 ultimately works as a solo outing because Offset is such a force of nature, but it's too often cautious where it could be candid, or dull where it should be sharp. Still, the record is a progression for Offset and for Migos."

Reviewing the album for Entertainment Weekly, Brian Josephs stated "Offset often sounds drained in a way that doesn't really invite empathy."

Consequence of Sound's Wren Graves wrote, "Offset splits his time between personal stories and generalized trapping, with mixed results. When he finds the right flow, few can match him for sheer musical joy. Other times he sound flat and stale. ... You have to respect the work ethic that produced these 16 tracks, even if many of them don't merit a second listen."

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