Shoot My Shot – [IDK] ft. [Offset]

IDK has been making a name for himself in the music industry for quite some time now, yet he’s an artist that has somehow evaded my ears for the most part. I definitely haven’t ignored him, or at least I haven’t tried to, yet I realized with his most recent release “Shoot My Shot” featuring Offset, I have been missing out on one incredible talent. In this brand-new record, T-Minus produced this hit with some screeching synths, smooth strings, crisp hats, and pungent drums that all combine for an upbeat record that truly brings the best qualities out of these two artists.

As IDK makes his way throughout both the hook and his verses, he has such grace behind his delivery that makes his words just roll off of his tongue in a way that seems as natural as it gets, and there is this bubbly, personable quality within his vocals that definitely make him one of the most captivating artists in the current music scene right now. For Offset’s verse that is kind of sandwiched between IDK’s two parts, he boasts some fun, nonchalant, and braggadocios bars that do an amazing job of standing out and Offset just seems to thrive over lively, club-like beats such as this one.

Luckily, the fun doesn’t stop there, and we were also gifted an accompanying music video that IDK also directed himself, and the results are just unbelievable. There are tons of colors and just an all-around vibrant groundwork, but my favorite parts of the busy visual come when he actually seems to act out the lines he’s reciting in the record. He acts things out like running on the treadmill and his girl graduating which both correlate with his lyrics and out of all of these, my overall favorite scenes come when he talks about other rappers like Biggie and Kanye, where he wears both the iconic Coogi sweater right before putting on the legendary diamond mask that Ye wore so many years ago.

Although it seems like the visual might come across as being very busy and eventful, I can’t express how much I appreciate it because, with every additional view, you’re going to notice something new that you never realized before and it makes it seem as if you’re watching a completely different music video. In the grand scheme of things, though, this song is apparently a single off of IDK’s upcoming album USEE4YOURSELF, a project that is going to be an undeniable success if it is anything along the lines of this record. Although it’s a dreary Monday here in Chicago, IDK’s song “Shoot My Shot” and the music video that comes along with it definitely brightened up my day as I’m sure it’ll do for you as well, so make sure you check it out as soon as you get a chance.