Was this really a year ago?
In a world where most collab albums seemingly fall short, Offset, 21 Savage and Metro Boomin put together something special last Halloween. Offset’s choppy flow, 21’s darker content, and Metro’s 808s and hi-hats worked together very well over the 10 song trap project titled Without Warning.
The album quite literally dropped Without Warning, but was met with positive reception unsurprisingly. Metro was already considered a top producer in the game, so it only made sense to work with two of the hottest featured artists of that year. Despite the eerie feel of the project, Offset’s upbeat solo effort “Ric Flair Drip” was the clear standout. The track paid homage to two-time WWE Hall of Famer the Nature Boy Ric Flair, and recently went Triple Platinum.
Offset offered another strong solo song in “Nightmare” but 21 flourished on his own too with “My Choppa Hate Niggas” and “Run Up The Racks.” Of course, Migos’ Quavo joined the party on the track “Rap Saved Me” and Travis Scott jumped on the intro “Ghostface Killers.” However, the strength truly lied in the chemistry between Offset and 21, and the beats Metro produced.
This #spookyszn, it is strongly suggested that you throw this album on the aux while pregaming and putting on your costume. It was very well put together and a model for how collab albums should go. Ideal length of 10 songs, artists with similar styles, and quality B-Side records. Revisit “Without Warning” below.