Offset originally planned to release the follow-up to 2019’s Father Of 4 last November but delayed the release out of respect for his late bandmate Takeoff, who was shot dead on November 1, 2022; however, he’s now revealed the record will be coming soon.
Speaking to Ebro Darden on Apple Music 1, he confirmed, “[The album is] coming in October but right now we just applying pressure”.
Offset plans to “show way more personality” on the album.
He said, “Creatively, content-wise, I’m going to just keep my rollout going … The rollout started from ‘Jealousy,’ so I’m going to just keep the rollout starting from right then. So with this album, I’m definitely going to be showing way more personality, way more [of] who Offset is, creatively. Taking [it] to the next level.”
A few months ago, the rapper explained he needed to do some soul-searching before sharing the record with the world.
He told Variety, “This is me going full-fledged into my solo career. The objective is to do it fully and smash s— and f— the game up as a solo artist. It’s all set, my next chapter. It’s my time … I really wanted to drop the album like two years ago, but it wasn’t time. I had to master who I was, and I got it now.”
Offset was asked about Takeoff, who was like family to him, but he had to walk away from the interview for the night because he was overcome with grief.
He said, “It’s hard for me to talk about s— right now. I’ve never talked about this stuff. Seriously. Talking about Take is hard, man. Talking about all this s— is hard. That’s why I don’t, to be honest. That s— hurts. Like, it’s gonna put me in a mood, and I don’t want to get in that mood. Some things I don’t never tell nobody. He’s not here. That s— feels fake, bro. I get through my day thinking it’s fake. And I don’t say nothing to nobody about it.”