About 30 minutes after midnight, Offset and his wife, fellow rapper Cardi B, finally entered the red room. The couple -- who were both dressed in red to appropriately match the title of Offset’s latest single -- stopped in front of a childhood photo of the Quality Control rapper, flanked by professional cameras and cell phones, before making their way to the stage. For an hour, Offset partied with family and friends as he introduced a small crowd in Atlanta to his solo debut album, Father of 4.
Offset’s harmonica-playing grandfather and Big Rube, who appears on the album’s title track, warmed up the crowd before he took center stage. In addition to Cardi, fellow Migos members Quavo and Takeoff, singer Jacquees, rapper Young Dolph and others joined him, rapping along to the new project, which touches on Offset’s struggle to cope with relationship troubles, the death of loved ones, legal woes and the demands of fame all while parenting his four children.