NBA Name-Drop: Offset Shoots His Shot with Dallas Mavericks in ‘Red Room’
Two weeks after its release, Father of 4, the debut solo album from Migos’ Offset, is still making waves on the American charts. The LP as a whole has reached No. 4 on the Billboard 200, with a slew of songs—including the lead single, “Red Room”—populating the weekly Hot 100.
On that track, Offset pays homage to the Dallas Mavericks, citing their organizational shooting prowess (presumably led by the legendary Dirk Nowitzki) to describe a bank robbery:
Shot's fired, n---- blasting (Brrt)
Cops, they arrive, start smashing (Woop, woop)
Opps, we shoot shots like the Mavericks (Opps)
Vaults, put the cash up and we stash it (Stash)
You flop, we doing numbers can't imagine (Hey)
Money tunnel when the roof panoramic (Skrrt)
Count the bundles 'til my hand start crampin' (Cramp)
I come with the drip, I need a napkin (Hey)
The song also includes mention of Pistol P, though in this instance it’s a reference not to basketball legend “Pistol” Pete Maravich, but rather a different Pistol Pete who was friends with Migos prior to his murder in 2014.
As for the Mavs appearing on this track, it may not be all that flattering to be attached to such a grand theft, though the Miami Heat circa 2011 can certainly attest to its championship-level accuracy.
Josh Martin is the Editorial Director of CloseUp360. He previously covered the NBA for Bleacher Report and USA Today Sports Media Group, and has written for Yahoo! Sports and Complex. He is also the co-host of the Hollywood Hoops podcast. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.