Offset's Verse on the Intro
YRN 2 begins with a beat from the OG Will A Fool (who also lends a lighter production to the tape's final track, "Chapter 1," a joyous finish to what's mostly an attitude-heavy lyrical smackdown). There's a little bit of chatter to start the "Intro," as the trio settles into the dark bando sound. Once Quavo starts rapping, though, everyone's dialed in for the remainder of the tape.
YRN 2 is the first mixtape Migos has released since Offset returned to the group after spending almost eight months in prison. Will they sound better than ever now that they're back together? Was there something missing from the Migos sound while he was locked up? These were questions on every fan's mind, and listeners of YRN 2 would soon discover that the answers were obvious all along: Of course the group is more fired up now that they're longtime crewmate, and blood relative, is free.
We have to wait for Quavo and Takeoff to go first, but at the 3:40 mark, Offset takes over and sets the precedent for the rest of the tape: "History repeat itself, I got locked up again, and came home to the Benjamins," rapped in the epitome of what the triplet flow should sound like.
Of course he's been honing his skills in his jail cell for the better part of a year, and of course, going through what he has, his words are gonna come packed with some extra bite.