Every once in a while Hip-Hop is gifted with a joint album by two unlikely rappers; in this case that’s Offset and 21 Savage. “Without Warning,” an album possessing the surprise release it is, stays true to the trap sound while dabbling in dense vibes of dark, interesting sounds like dog weeps and muffled chimes; well-fitting for gritty rhymes of guns, drugs and the struggles of their come-up. Thanks to famed producer Metro Boomin, the sonic lengths of the album only enhances the atmospheric vibe of the Southern rappers.
The most exceptional track on the album is “Ric Flair Drip.” Upbeat, and riddled with a few notes from a piano, the third track off “Without Warning” also leaves those heavier subjects behind. Offset’s rapping sensibilities shine bright here. With a faster paced rhyme scheme then we’re used too, Offset glides through the 2 Chainz-esque instrumental with force and finds his balance in the deep-sounding synths that enter through the breaks of the song. Easily a club hit, I’m excited to see how far this track goes.