Video: Offset Jim – “Members Only” (Prod. by DTB & Ekzakt)
The Play Runners Association Rapper is a Master of Deadpan Flexes on This Piano-Led Bay Area Banger
“Offset Jim’s music feels current in the sense that it’s vital, loose, and alive, but it also feels totally unswayed by the creative winds of the moment. From production to slang to wobbling beats with stuttering drums, it’s aggressively, audaciously Oakland.” – Vulture
“Offset Jim keeps his voice low-key and contained, and somehow that makes his sh*t slap all the harder.” – Stereogum
“Jim prefers his deadpan snarl, firing off boasts and threats like poisonous darts… You’re probably not going to miss anything, but you’ll still want to run it back.” – Passion of the Weiss
Oakland rapper Offset Jim doesn’t need to raise his voice to get his point across–his verses are methodical, scientifically engineered to prove how much better he is than the average rapper. Connecting with his frequent collaborator DTB and producer Ekzakt, Jim shares “Members Only,” his new video single. Expertly weaving within the copious space left within DTB’s beat, Jim takes time to introduce himself and say what he’s about, calmly explaining that he doesn’t need anyone in order to succeed. The song is a showcase of Jim’s sharp punchlines, as he delivers understated flexes with a sneer: “Ask me what I’m smoking, b*tch you’re too broke to buy it.”
In the video, Jim rocks an Amiri hoodie and gathers a crew of dirtbikers to an Oakland street corner. The rapper presides over the ceremonies before retreating to a safehouse to count his cash. The “Members Only” clip is the latest in a line of high-quality visuals from the rapper, following the NYC-set video for “Regular,” and “Face Card” ft. Kenny Beats, in which Jim and the famous producer plan an undercover heist. Both tracks will appear on Rich Off The Pack, Jim’s next project, arriving this fall.
A member of Play Runners Association, along with close friend ALLBLACK, Offset Jim has stood out in a crowded Bay Area rap scene. A native of a neighborhood in Oakland known as the Murder Dubs, Jim made a splash in 2019 with two projects–his solo effort No Pressure, which featured the local hit title track (over 3 million combined plays on Spotify and YouTube), and 22nd Ways, his collab mixtape with ALLBLACK, home to Bay Area favorites “Trip On It” (over 7 million Spotify streams) and “Fees” ft. Capolow. Offset Jim is a favorite collaborator of many on the West Coast scene, with tracks on the books with G-Eazy, Nef The Pharaoh, Shootergang Kony, Bravo The Bagchaser, and more.
With Rich Off The Pack coming this fall, Offset Jim is looking to raise his profile from local hero to national concern. Stay tuned.
Watch “Members Only”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9y0BmryNKk
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“Members Only”: https://music.empi.re/membersonly