FATHER OF 4

Offset - FATHER OF 4
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2019 Ratings: #558 / 758
User Score
Based on 415 ratings
2019 Ratings: #752
Liked by 3 people
February 22, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Quality Control, Motown / Label
Trap Rap / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME

A candid and richly detailed document of life in the spotlight, this long-awaited solo album suggests he’s the Migo best-placed for solo superstardom.

80
HipHopDX

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.

70
Exclaim!

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.

70
Rolling Stone

Offset spent years letting the past haunt his life, instead of his music. Unsurprisingly, all it took was a confrontation with his demons and a few moments of vulnerability away from his groupmates to make their best solo album.

70
Highsnobiety

Regardless of the record’s patchy form, Offset should be commended for showing growth as a songwriter and attempting to embrace grown man rap in a way not a million miles away from JAY-Z’s 4:44.

69
Pitchfork

Though it’s undermined by its inertia and lack of focus, Offset’s solo debut offers glimpses of the rapper as a compelling storyteller and bluesman.

67
Entertainment Weekly

As the album trudges along, there’s a sense that Offset’s big this-is-who-I-am album is just an A&R concept. He flips through the traumas of his life without giving them much psychological context or background, like he’s rapping an unpublished Wikipedia article about himself.

67
Consequence of Sound

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.

60
The Needle Drop

Father of 4 is at least the best of the Migos solo albums.

LepardRyan
55
Way more than I expected out of any Migos solo project.
Benny
45
In the words of the one and only Liz
"Thank u,next album"
Stankysauce
68
You can tell that Offset really wanted to be known as the best Migo and he definitely solidified that on this album. It's not one of the best trap albums or anything but it's at least not boring, instead it is just pretty unmemorable with some pretty basic trap rap songs after the first three with a good couple popping up in the track listing. Nothing on here sounds particularly bad, just uninteresting. The closest things to bad are the songs Legacy, it just doesn't work and sounds like a ... read more
Claytastic
50
Good god this is some of the worst cover art I’ve seen in awhile.

Father of 4 is by far the best Migos solo album, but it still proves the problem with a Migos solo album. These three rely on each other. If even the one from the guy people thought actually had solo career potentially is average, that says something.

You know what else says something? Offset. He has quite a bit to say on this record. In this regard, Offset really succeeds with some great bars and catchy hooks. Almost all ... read more
AZIZ
70
Damn bro, I was rooting for you so hard too.

Edit: At least its better than Takeoff's and Quavo's albums.

Edit 2: I like it.
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Track List

  1. Father of 4 (feat. Big Rube)
  2. How Did I Get Here (feat. J. Cole)
  3. Lick
  4. Tats on My Face
  5. Made Men
  6. Wild Wild West (feat. Gunna)
  7. North Star (feat. CeeLo Green)
  8. After Dark
  9. Don't Lose Me
  10. Underrated
  11. Legacy (feat. Travis Scott & 21 Savage)
  12. Clout (feat. Cardi B)
  13. On Fleek (feat. Quavo)
  14. Quarter Milli (feat. Gucci Mane)
  15. Red Room
  16. Came a Long Way
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Added on: February 22, 2019