Offset is set to release his long-awaited debut album tonight. Titled Father of 4, the album is said to be a departure from his work with the rap group Migos, and was preceded by the lead single “Red Room.”
Father of 4 will be released at 9 p.m. PT on Thursday (February 21) or midnight ET on Friday (February 22) depending on your time zone. We’ve listed all the different platforms that the album will be released on, and the ways in which you can listen below.
You will be able to stream Offset’s debut album on iTunes and Apple Music. If you have an Apple Music account, you can go into the app on your phone or tablet and set the notifications to alert you when the album is out. Click here to learn how.
If you don’t have an Apple Music account and want to try it out, you can click here to start a free 30-day trial. If you cancel during your trial period, you’ll continue to have access to the entire Apple Music catalog until the date that you would have been billed for the full price. The album is also available for pre-order on iTunes, which you can check out here.
Based on the standard release schedule for Spotify, Offset’s Father of 4 will also be available to stream on the platform. If you don’t have a Spotify account, you can sign up for one here and pay only $0.99 for the first three months.
Offset’s debut album will also be available to listen to on Tidal. The streaming service offers a free 30-day trial with Tidal Premium, which provides access to music videos and curated playlists.
Father of 4 was originally slated for release in December, but the album was delayed for reasons that remain unknown. Offset’s record label Quality Control released a trailer for the album on the night of the Grammy Awards, which confirmed the official release date as February 22. Check it out above.
In an interview with Esquire, Offset spoke on the themes of the album, and why he chose to take his music in a more reflective, personal direction than it usually is with Migos. “I cried to myself while I was doing this album ’cause I was talking about my story and my kids,” he revealed. “When I did a song, I started getting memories of my grandma, my struggles, my partner that was killed, the thoughts I had while I was incarcerated, and my kids’ faces were there in my head. I love my kids, this is who I do it for.”
That said, the rapper best known for his braggadocios rhymes did assure listeners that Father of 4 will provide a balance of content. “You can get too personal in the music, but n**gas know not to do that,” he said. “You have to put it on a platter where people understand, because people go through it. I’m just trying to make relatable music at the end of the day.”
While there has yet to be an official tracklist, Offset has stated that the album will have around fourteen tracks, and feature an impressive list of (uncredited) guest features. The production on Father of 4 will be primary handled by longtime collaborators Southside and Metro Boomin. “F**k all that stream sh*t because I don’t do music for money. It’s my heart,” the rapper explained. “This is what I believe in. It’s my creativity and I do it for the people.”