Offset

Offset

Kiari Kendrell Cephus (born December 14, 1991), known professionally as Offset, is an American hip hop recording artist from Lawrenceville, Georgia. He is best known as a member of the hip hop and trap music trio Migos, alongside his family members Takeoff and Quavo.

Life and career[edit]

Music[edit]

In 2009, Offset formed Migos with Quavo and Takeoff. They are directly related; Offset is Quavo's cousin, and Quavo is Takeoff's uncle.[1] The three grew up together in Gwinnett County, a mostly suburban area half an hour northeast of Atlanta. "I ain't going to sit here like, 'My neighborhood was hard, and I had to get out there and grind.' We made it hard for ourselves. We chose to stay on the streets," Quavo said.[1]

Migos initially gained notable recognition following the release of their 2013 single, "Versace".[1] In 2015, the trio released their debut studio album, Yung Rich Nation.[1] In 2016, their single "Bad and Boujee" became an Internet phenomenon, spawning a large number of memes with the lyrics "rain drop, drop top", which were performed by Offset.[2] The song peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart,[3] with many critics believing Offset commanded the track.[4][5] In 2017, the trio released their second studio album, Culture, which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart.[6]

Besides Migos, Offset has released solo music and collaborated with numerous artists.[7] In June 2017, he was featured on Metro Boomin's single "No Complaints" alongside Drake, which has so far peaked at number 71 on the Billboard Hot 100,[8] and in September he joined Macklemore on the song “Willy Wonka”, from the album Gemini.

Other ventures[edit]

In 2016, Offset appeared in an episode of Donald Glover's series Atlanta.[9] He has also starred in campaigns for Gosha Rubchinskiy,[10] Bryce Barnes,[11] and Lavati.[12]

Personal life[edit]

In 2017, Offset began dating American rapper Cardi B. On October 27, 2017 he proposed to her at a live performance at Power 99's Powerhouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has 2 children, a son & a daughter, both with different mothers.[13]

Legal issues[edit]

Offset's mugshot following his charges for battery and inciting a riot

When Migos first rose to prominence in 2013, Offset was incarcerated in Georgia's Dekalb County jail for violating his probation that he had received due to prior felony convictions for burglary and theft.[1][14]

On April 18, 2015, authorities stopped a Migos concert at Georgia Southern University and arrested all three members of the group, as well as several members of their entourage. Offset was denied bond and was charged with possession of an unspecified Schedule II narcotic, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm in a school safety zone, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.[14]

On May 2, 2015, Offset, while in custody, received additional charges of battery and inciting a riot within a penal facility after attacking another inmate, causing severe injury.[15] In a bond hearing before Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner on May 8, 2015, Offset was formally denied bond based on his prior criminal record as well as the then-recent jail fight. During the hearing, two members of Migos' entourage were also denied bonds while four others were granted bonds and were barred from returning to Bulloch County as a condition of their release. Judge Turner directed the four who were released not to make contact with anyone involved in the case. Offset's attorney argued that the rap trio were unfairly profiled by law enforcement and that officers had failed to prove ownership of the firearms and illicit drugs found within the two vans. The prosecution responded that law enforcement were present at the concert for the safety of the students and public at-large due to Migos' history of violence. Upon hearing the decision, Offset shouted obscenities as he was escorted out of the courtroom.[16]

After eight months in custody, Offset was released on December 4, 2015, after accepting an Alford plea deal. The deal dropped the gun, drug, and gang-related charges in exchange for pleading guilty to inciting a riot within a penal facility, paying a $1,000 fine, serving five years probation, and being banished from BullochEffinghamJenkins, and Screven Counties.[17]

On March 17, 2016, Offset was arrested for driving with a suspended license but was released the next day without having charges filed.[18]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions.
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US US
R&B/
HH
US Rap AUS CAN NZ UK
Without Warning[19]
(with 21 Savage and Metro Boomin)
To be released

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B/HH
US
Rap
CAN FRA UK
"Too Hotty"
(with Quality Control, Takeoff and Quavo)
2017 91 37 Control the Streets, Vol. 1
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as a featured artist, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US R&B/HH US Rap CAN
"Cash Talk"[20]
(Figg Panamera featuring Young Thug and Offset)
2014 The Independent Game
"Trap Back"[21]
(Johnny Cinco featuring Offset and YFN Kay)
Non-album singles
"Know Bout Me"[22]
(Peewee Longway featuring Young Thug and Offset)
"Extortion"[23]
(Peewee Longway featuring Offset)
2015 Money, Pounds, Ammunition 2
"Life Line"[24]
(DJ Spinatik and Big Bank Black featuring Quavo and Offset)
2016 Non-album singles
"Big Money"[25]
(Made Man featuring Offset)
"Large Bag"[26]
(Fly Ty featuring Offset and Jadakiss)
My Life Your, Entertainment
"Headlock"[27]
(Cousin Stizz featuring Offset)
2017 One Night Only
"Water Leak"[28]
(Philthy Rich featuring Lil Uzi Vert, Sauce Walka and Offset)
Non-album singles
"No Complaints"[8]
(Metro Boomin featuring Offset and Drake)
71 31 22 51
"Wedding Crashers"[29]
(Aminé featuring Offset)
Good for You
"Flood Watch"[30]
(Juicy J featuring Offset)
TBA
"With Vengeance"[31]
(Ski Mask The Slump God featuring Offset)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songs[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[32]
US R&B/HH
[33]
"Guwop"
(Young Thug featuring Quavo, Offset and Young Scooter)
2016 [A] 45[35] Jeffery
"Met Gala"
(Gucci Mane featuring Offset)
2017 88 37 Drop Top Wop
"Lick"
(Cardi B featuring Offset)
[B] 51 Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 2
"Patek Water"
(Future (rapper) and Young Thug featuring Offset)
2017 50 17 Super Slimey

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"I'm Havin"[37] 2014 Skippa da Flippa I'm Havin
"Safe House"[38] Skippa da Flippa, Rich the Kid N/A
"Guwop"[39] 2016 Young Thug, Quavo, Young Scooter Jeffery
"Bachelor"[40] ASAP RockyLil YachtyMadeinTYO Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends
"Life Line"[41] DJ Spinatik, Big Bank Black, Quavo N/A
"Scorin'"[42] Murda BeatzPlayboi Carti Keep God First
"M&Ms"[43] Murda Beatz, Blac Youngsta
"Lick"[44] 2017 Cardi B Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 2
"Met Gala"[45] Gucci Mane Drop Top Wop
"Hop in da Lamb"[46] Sauce Walka N/A
"Minute"[47] Nav, Metro Boomin, Playboi Carti Perfect Timing
"Rain Drop"[48] T-Wayne N/A
"Willy Wonka" Macklemore Gemini
"With Vengeance"[31] Ski Mask The Slump God N/A
"Patek Water" FutureYoung Thug Super Slimey

Filmography[edit]

Television series
Year Title Role Notes
2016 Atlanta[9] Himself Episode: "Go for Broke"

Notes[edit]

  1. Jump up^ "Guwop" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number ten on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[34]
  2. Jump up^ "Lick" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 17 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[36]

References[edit]

  1. Jump up to:a b c d e "Migos: Young, Rich and Outrunning Trouble"Rolling Stone. June 24, 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  2. Jump up^ "Migos’ “Bad and Boujee” Gets Turned Into Memes"XXL. December 28, 2016. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  3. Jump up^ "Migos' 'Bad and Boujee,' Featuring Lil Uzi Vert, Tops Hot 100"Billboard. January 9, 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  4. Jump up^ "Best Songs of 2016"Pigeons & Planes. December 19, 2016. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  5. Jump up^ "The Brain-Conquering Majesty Of Migos’ “Bad & Boujee”"Stereogum. January 4, 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  6. Jump up^ "Migos Scores First #1 Album With "Culture""HipHopDX. February 6, 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  7. Jump up^ "Migos Have No Plans to Drop Solo Projects"XXL. May 24, 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  8. Jump up to:a b "No Complaints (feat. Offset & Drake) - Single by Metro Boomin"iTunes. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  9. Jump up to:a b "Quavo Steals The Show On Donald Glover's 'Atlanta'"The Source. September 15, 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  10. Jump up^ "Migos's Offset Flaunts His Ink and Style in 2016 Fall/Winter Gosha Rubchinskiy Editorial"Hypebeast. September 9, 2016. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  11. Jump up^ "Migos' Offset Features in Bryce Barnes' 2016 Fall/Winter Editorial"Hypebeast. December 20, 2016. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  12. Jump up^ "Offset Is The Face Of Footwear Brand Lavati's Second Footwear Campaign"The Source. June 5, 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  13. Jump up^ Cardi B Is Engaged! Watch Offset Propose to the "Bodak Yellow" RapperE! News.
  14. Jump up to:a b Offset of the Migos Denied Bond After Georgia Southern University ArrestXXL.
  15. Jump up^ Saxon, Holli. "Migos rapper charged in Bulloch County Jail fight". Statesboro Herald. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  16. Jump up^ Saxon, Holli. "UPDATE: Bond denial angers Migos rapper". Statesboro Herald. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  17. Jump up^ "Plea deals keep rap group Migos out of jail". WSB-TV. Retrieved January 22,2016.
  18. Jump up^ Legaspi, Althea (March 17, 2016). "Migos' Offset Arrested for Suspended License"Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  19. Jump up^ "Offset, 21 Savage & Metro Boomin' Dropping "Without Warning" Album Tonight". HotNewHipHop. October 30, 2017. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  20. Jump up^ "Cash Talk (feat. Young Thug & Offset) - Single by Figg Panamera"iTunes. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  21. Jump up^ "Trap Back (feat. Offset & YFN Kay) - Single by Johnny Cinco"iTunes. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  22. Jump up^ "Know Bout Me (feat. Young Thug & Offset) - Single by Peewee Longway"iTunes. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  23. Jump up^ "Extortion (feat. Offset of Migos) - Single by Peewee Longway"iTunes. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  24. Jump up^ "Life Line (feat. Quavo & Offset) - Single by DJ Spinatik & Big Bank Black"iTunes. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  25. Jump up^ "Big Money (feat. Offset) - Single by Made Man"iTunes. Retrieved June 21,2017.
  26. Jump up^ "Large Bag (feat. Offset & Jadakiss) - Single by Fly Ty"iTunes. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  27. Jump up^ "Headlock (feat. Offset) - Single by Cousin Stizz"iTunes. Retrieved June 21,2017.
  28. Jump up^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/water-leak-feat-lil-uzi-vert-sauce-walka-off-set-single/id1243719861
  29. Jump up^ "Amine and Offset Get Petty on 'Wedding Crashers'". XXL. Retrieved July 29,2017.
  30. Jump up^ "Flood Watch (feat. Offset) - Single by Juicy J"iTunes. Retrieved August 4,2017.
  31. Jump up to:a b "Ski Mask – "With Vengeance"". HotNewHipHop. 9 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  32. Jump up^ "Gucci Mane– Chart History: Billboard Hot 100"Billboard. Retrieved June 24,2017.
  33. Jump up^ "Gucci Mane – Chart History: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs"Billboard. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  34. Jump up^ "Quavo – Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles"Billboard. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  35. Jump up^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/5883339/Young+Thug/chart?f=367
  36. Jump up^ "Cardi B – Chart history (Bubbling Under Hot 100)"Billboard. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  37. Jump up^ "Skippa Da Flippa - I'm Havin"HotNewHipHop. December 3, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  38. Jump up^ "Skippa Da Flippa Feat. Offset & Rich The Kid "Safe House" Video"HotNewHipHop. December 23, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  39. Jump up^ "JEFFERY by Young Thug"iTunes. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  40. Jump up^ "Cozy Tapes, Vol. 1: Friends by A$AP Mob"iTunes. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  41. Jump up^ "DJ Spinatik - Life Line Feat. Big Bank Black, Quavo & Offset"HotNewHipHop. September 10, 2016. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  42. Jump up^ "Murda Beatz - Scorin' Feat. Playboi Carti & Offset"HotNewHipHop. December 12, 2016. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  43. Jump up^ "Murda Beatz - Keep God First"HotNewHipHop. December 10, 2016. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  44. Jump up^ "Video: Cardi B feat. Offset – 'Lick'"Rap-Up. May 16, 2017. Retrieved July 19,2017.
  45. Jump up^ "Gucci Mane - Met Gala Feat. Offset"HotNewHipHop. May 26, 2017. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  46. Jump up^ "Sauce Walka - Hop In Da Lamb Feat. Offset"HotNewHipHop. June 28, 2017. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  47. Jump up^ "Playboi Carti, 21 Savage and More Featured on Nav and Metro Boomin’s ‘Perfect Timing’ Tracklist"XXL. July 19, 2017. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  48. Jump up^ "T-Wayne – "Rain Drop"". Hip-HopVibe. June 10, 2017. Retrieved September 8,2017.

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