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Offset released his second solo studio album, Set it Off on Oct. 13 through  Motown. The album features many artists including Travis Scott, Don Toliver, and Cardi B. Photo courtesy of Offset Official Store.
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Offset released his second solo studio album, “Set it Off” on Oct. 13 through Motown. The album features many artists including Travis Scott, Don Toliver, and Cardi B. Photo courtesy of Offset Official Store.

[Review] Offset’s comeback album ‘SET IT OFF’ shocks listeners with personal tracks

Offset, a rapper known for being one of the members of the rap group “Migos,” released his long-awaited solo album “SET IT OFF” on Oct. 13. It has been four years since he released his previous album, “FATHER OF 4.” In the time between albums, Offset has experimented by featuring on other artists’ albums and trying new production techniques that were expected to be on the new album.

The album has a total of 21 songs and lasts one hour. The album consists of nine features from Travis Scott, Don Toliver, Future, Mango Foo, Latto, Young Nudy, Chloe and two features from Cardi B.

On July 28, Offset released a single from the album with Cardi B called “JEALOUSY.” It is a hype song from both artists and a catchy sample from Three 6 Mafia. In the album, Offset tries to replicate the same energy from “JEALOUSY” with songs such as “FREAKY (feat. Cardi B)” and “FINE AS CAN BE (feat. Latto).” This was repetitive and lacked varying rhythms.

The album opens with “SAY MY GRACE (feat. Travis Scott)” and “BROAD DAY (feat. Future),” which have upbeat energies that make a great start to the album. There is no question that the featured artists give their best performance and are able to perform better vocals and have a better flow than Offset, for example, on tracks like “SAY MY GRACE.”

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“I think this is his best solo album of his career and a top five album of this year,” junior Max Lechtenstein said.

“ON THE RIVER” also gave the audience a hype track from Offset that contains very personal lyrics such as “I’m telling the truth, I became the one when I got out the group,” which addresses his separation from the rap group “Migos.” Offset gives listeners an inside look at how far he has come in his life and how he is improving financially and musically.

Offset spotlights the beginning of this album and gives a majority of hype and upbeat tracks, but also smooth and personal tracks. Unfortunately, the album loses steam because of repetition and lower-quality tracks as the album continues.

“The album was not my favorite and I think it definitely could have used help on the lyrics,” junior Sebatian Mira said.

The album feels as if it was rushed and could be cut down from 21 songs to 15. Offset should stick with the more personal side of the album instead of random hype tracks that do not go along with the album.

The album wraps up with “HEALTHY,” a soft, personal track where Offset sings about his goal to eventually become healthy and happy in life. This is the perfect way to end the album with a final message to his fans.

The album showcases great tracks with energetic, personal and hyped lyrics and beats that give Offset a whole new level of respect. Offset uses his ability to have his own unique sound that no other artist is doing currently.

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Landon Levine
Landon Levine, Reporter
Landon Levine is a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He enjoys playing sports, listening to music and driving around with his friends.
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