The iconic hip-hop group, consisting of Quavo, Offset, and the late rapper, took the music world by storm with their unique trap style. The trio significantly impacted the pop culture scene and earned numerous accolades for their achievements.
Although each of them found success in their solo careers, together, the group easily topped music charts and won the hearts of millions. Sadly, Takeoff’s unexpected death overshadowed the happiness they once shared.
Almost two months after his tragic passing, his bandmate and beloved uncle Quavo released a new touching tribute song. Grab a box of tissues as you scroll through this emotional rollercoaster.
Quavo Releases Touching Song & Video About Takeoff’s Death
Takeoff, born Kirshnik Khari Ball, died in November 2022 following fatal gunshot wounds. Months after his passing, the rapper’s uncle is ensuring his nephew’s memory does not fade.
On Wednesday, Quavo shared a touching tribute to the deceased on Instagram. The post featured a snippet from the musician’s latest single, “Without You.” The somber song came with a black-and-white video featuring the Migos member smoking in a studio while listening to the track.
The 31-year-old gently rocked his chair, looking sad as the heartbreaking song washed over him. The Athens native poetically captured his pain in the intro lyrics that read:
“Tears rollin’ down my eyes. I just seen an angel fly. Tell me I’ll be fine, oh why. If you hear me say you lie, you a lie, you a lie.”
The clip ended with the words “Without You” flashing across the screen. Quavo captioned this post: “Love Live Take Infinity” with an infinity and a rocket emoji.
Later that day, the Athens native shared the full-length version of “Without You” on YouTube. The over four-minute footage captured the grieving uncle in a continuous shot, smoking and rocking his chair to the emotional music.
Following the intro, the hip-hop star poured out his heart in a powerful verse encompassing the agony in his heart. “Tears rolling down my eyes. Can’t tell you how many times I cried,” the 31-year-old sang. “Days ain’t the same without you. I don’t know if I’m the same without you.”
The melodic but painful lyrics continued with Quavo reminiscing about his memories with Takeoff. From their difficult rise to fame to how nothing felt the same without the 28-year-old, the rapper captured how much he missed his nephew.
Despite the heartbreaking melody, the love between the Migos rappers rang clear. The Teen Choice Award winner also referenced his 2022 collaborative album with the deceased entertainer, “Only Built For Infinity Links.” The project was released under the duo’s group name, Unc & Phew, in October.
“I wish I had a time machine. Just so you take a ride with me,” Quavo sang. “I miss just how you smile at me. Unc & Phew until infinity.” After several sad verses, the video fades from the rapper to the lyrics flashing across a sheet of paper.
The concluding verse captured the 31-year-old singing “Taaaaake… I’m sorry” repeatedly while the paper folded into a rocket that blasted off, leaving behind an infinity sign.
Quavo & Offset’s Tributes To Takeoff After His Tragic Demise
About two weeks after Takeoff’s painful shooting, Quavo shared a lengthy message on Instagram, breaking his silence on his devastating loss. The “Workin Me” artist’s message detailed the pair’s close relationship, which the 31-year-old explained went beyond being relatives.
According to the 31-year-old, the pair disliked being labeled “uncle and nephew/Unc and Phew” because it did not do justice to their bond. As for what Takeoff was to him, Quavo described the late rapper as an “angel.”
He recalled how Takeoff was responsible for leading them toward music. “Throughout this whole time he had a real passion for music,” Quavo wrote. “It was his dream to become a rapper cuz I didn’t know what I wanted to do. … I knew he was gonna be a rapper.”
The touching tribute was concluded, “Me and u knew we gon always be with each other for life and just like now we gon see each other again. I love you with all my heart. I’ll never leave you I guess God jus ain’t need my help.”
Quavo isn’t the only one who has used music to remember his late band member. Offset, who was a cousin to the late Takeoff, commenced his return to music after a month hiatus with a shoutout to the late 28-year-old.
Per The Blast, the “Clout” artist took the stage in December with a blown-out image of Takeoff covering the screen behind him.
The 31-year-old shared a clip of this beautiful moment on Instagram and captioned it: “Before every show, I love you, bra.” Before the concert, Offset tweeted about being in a “dark place” since his cousin’s death and asked fans to say nice things about the deceased.