Offset (feat. Cardi B) – “Clout”

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According to Hot New Hip Hop, while his children all receive equal billing on the cover, Offset saves the nuptial dance for his lawfully wedded wife. On “Clout,” the 12th track on an album highly-apologetic in tone, Offset allows wife Cardi B a certain degree of “owner privileges,” for as long as it takes for him to even the score. An ever-so boisterous Cardi B challenges the devil-worshippers in the crowd to keep using her name in vain because, in the end, it’ll only deepen her pockets.

On the other side of things, Offset makes “Clout” his very own confessional booth, albeit without conjuring any incriminating evidence from the past. When he raps, “Shorty DM me, I’m straight,” you get a sense he is A) repeating a self-emanating mantra B) remains unconvinced in his better judgment, and C) knows full well Cardi B is breathing down his neck. To his credit, Offset is in a good position to usurp his fellow Migos’ members, as the group’s preeminent soloist, all the while pronouncing his “philandering ways” dead in the water.

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