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Offset Left Himself Off of Early Migos Hooks Because He Lacked Confidence

“I just felt like I had to get better at my craft.”

Offset season has arrived. The last of the three Migos to release his solo debut album, scheduled for release on December 14, Offset is also the most vocal about his maturation process. 

There will be no mentions of Pateks for this record, he said earlier this month, but rather serious discussions of his recent car wreck and fatherhood. We’re excited, but it seems that this is also meant to be a watershed moment for Offset, who revealed to The New York Times that he spent much of his early time with Migos leaving himself off hooks intentionally as a result of insecurity.

“I just felt like I had to get better at my craft,” he admitted. “A lot of people don’t know I wasn’t on choruses because I felt like I couldn’t do them at first.” 

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The profile goes on to note that the success of “Bad and Boujee” is in large part thanks to Offset’s hook, and to that point, he said: “Oh my God, it feels so good to be a winner.”

Winner, indeed. With middling results from Quavo and Takeoff, the Offset solo album, within the context of him privileging growth on all fronts, stands to be the best Migos solo album. 

Only time and streams will tell, but hopefully Offset is not all talk.

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