Clout rapper, Offset has set the internet on fire recently as he was seen in a new video performing his song, On the River on Vevo’s CTRL while holding his son, Wave Set, who had freshly braided cornrows and chains like his dad.
The performance took place in a dimly lit room shadowed in the color palette of a burning fire as Offset sang while his and Cardi B’s son clung to his chest.
Wave was incredibly well-behaved, even joining his father in bopping along to Southside’s skittering bass toward the end of the clip in the more than one-minute performance.
At several points in the video, Wave was more concerned with playing with his dad’s diamond bling than focusing on the business of the day.
On the River is the opening track off Offset’s second solo studio album, Set It Off, which picks up from his 2019 Grammy-nominated album, Father of 4.
Set It Off peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, becoming the Mogus rapper’s third career ‘top 5’ entry on the chart as a soloist.
Four singles preceded the album’s full release, including the Cardi B-assisted Jealousy — which peaked at No. 55 on the Billboard Hot 100 — Worth It (with Don Toliver), Say My Grace (with Travis Scott), and FAN, which received a Michael Jackson-inspired music video starring Kai Cenat and Everybody Hates Chris actress, Paige Hurd.
The 21-track album which was released on October 12, featured some hip-hop giants including Cardi B, Travis Scott, Don Toliver, Future, Mango Foo, Latto, Young Nudy, Chlöe, and many others.
In 2021, Migos dropped off their Culture III project. Offset was originally working to release his sophomore project last year. However, he pushed it back after the tragic death of Migos member Takeoff on Nov. 1, 2022.
During an interview with Ebro Darden in September this year, Set explained how this new season was deeply personal for him.
“This season is personal for me. It marks a new chapter in my life. I feel like Michael Jackson coming from a successful group breaking records to superstardom on my own. It’s a form of healing for me and a letter to my fans and supporters.”
Offset’s new album shows his love for Michael Jackson. He took to Instagram, where he revealed his cover artwork for Set It Off while dressed in an outfit that resembles MJ’s “Billie Jean” era. The cover is also inspired by the King of Pop’s album art for his 1997 project, Blood On the Dance Floor.