There’s this meme, I don’t know if you’ve heard it, where Gary Cole’s character in Office Space really leans – as in the angular stature that he maintains is as vital an element of his character – and says something to the effect of an awkward negation, a voice of local power ready to set down some rules: “Umm..yeah,” the regional vice president begins. You’re going to be working on Saturday, how about that?”
I don’t know if Offset, the Migos member who emerged as the group’s surprise superstar and later proposing to this year’s MVP Cardi B, is an Office Space fan. He begins his latest collaboration with Cardi by turning Cole’s question into a flex, “Um, yeah, you cannot stop it/run up that bag, we gon’ go get a profit”. His twist on the phrase snaps and cracks with all the confidence of a man who’s discovered his flow. Offset’s flow, in fact, was discovered on the perfectly delectable Halloween mixtape Without Warning, which he did with 21 Savage and Metro Boomin and included his bossing Freddy Kruger around just like a regional vice president would.