Good things come to those who wait it seems.
For, after a serial delay, February 22nd brought with it the long-awaited arrival of Offset‘s debut solo album, ‘Father of 4’ (click here to stream). Lined with high profile features from the likes of Cardi B, Travis Scott, 21 Savage, J. Cole, Quavo, and more, the set zoomed to #2 on iTunes sales charts just hours after its unveiling (blocked from the top by Lady Gaga‘s ‘A Star is Born’ soundtrack).
Yet, its saving grace – much like the solo efforts of his Migos brothers Quavo and Takeoff – has come from the streaming realm. So much so, industry analysts predict the project will outpace the competition (including Gaga and her post-Academy Award acclaim) for next week’s top spot on the Billboard 200.
To ensure such, Offset has unveiled a cinematic video for the album’s tune, ‘Quarter Milli.’ Tapping Gucci Mane to assist, the clip – set in the 1920s – sees the duo as old school gangsters who’ve band together to pull of a bank heist before jetting off into the sunset with a quarter milli in cash.
Look inside to see the visual:
Offset’s ‘Father of 4’ Album
Predicted Sales (SPS): 77,000-82,000
Predicted Sales (Pure): 4,000-5,000
Predicted Billboard 200 Debut: #1
If the prediction above rings true Offset could be the only member of Migos to have secured the top spot with his solo effort, despite having the second-best first week sales (Quavo’s debut scored 99,000 its first week).
That, of course, all depends on if the nation’s current top-seller – Ariana Grande‘s ‘thank u, next’ – is ready to abdicate the position. [source]