After TakeOff’s sad murder in November, Quavo recorded a new song in his honour. TakeOff was his late nephew and a fellow member of the Migos.
Huncho expresses his sorrow about TakeOff’s passing in the gentle, sombre track “Without You,” which has the working title. In his song, he sings, “Tears flowing down my eyes / Can’t tell you how many times I cried / Days ain’t the same without you / I don’t know if I’m the same without you.”
The Quality Control hitmaker recalls happier moments with his partner-in-rhyme in the song, from “smoking big blunts” and playing at Coachella to growing up together in Atlanta’s Northside. The song also has an introduction by Dream Chasers singer Vory.
Quavo croons melancholy, “I wish I had a time machine / So you can take a ride with me / Wrap my arms around and hold you tight, Phew / So you can never say goodbye to me,” as the nostalgia quickly turns to long.
Quavo & Offset Officially Reunite after Takeoff Death & Passing💔💯🤝🕊️ pic.twitter.com/b9akuaq2zN— Raphousetv (RHTV) (@raphousetv2) January 26, 2023
The black-and-white music video for “Without You” was shot in one take and features the Migos rapper sitting in a studio chair, smoking a joint while his eyes are closed and lost in concentration.
On January 4, Quavo shared the song on Instagram and added the message, “Long Live Take Infinity.” In the comments area, people like Meek Mill, Busta Rhymes, LeBron James, Ty Dolla $ign, and Mike WiLL Made-It expressed their love and support.
Quavo’s new song, “Without You,” is his first to be released musically since TakeOff was shot and killed on November 1 in Houston, Texas, just weeks after the two of them had released their joint album Only Built For Infinity Links.
Police claim that the 28-year-old (actual name Kirshnik Khari Ball) was just a witness to Quavo and other men’s “lucrative” dice game. During the game, there was an altercation that resulted in several shots being fired.
TakeOff was declared dead at the scene, and an autopsy report from the Harris County Medical Examiner later revealed that he had been murdered by “penetrating gunshot wounds of the head and chest into the arm.”
On December 2, Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, was detained and charged with killing TakeOff. Clark, also known as DJ Pat in Houston, was identified as the suspect when fingerprints were found on a wine bottle that had been left at the site and security footage that showed him shooting a revolver.
Clark, who has maintained his innocence despite allegedly trying to leave the country after the shooting, was released from jail on a $1 million bond on Wednesday (January 4).
After TakeOff passed away, Quavo posted a touching statement on Instagram saying goodbye to his close friend and partner.
He wrote, in part, “Dear Take, it’s so hard to tell you I’m going to miss you because you were always with me and we did everything together.” “I’m proud of how far we travelled and how many things we accomplished together.
“As long as I live, you will continue to send your blessings from Heaven, and I will keep spreading the word about you…
3 you, nephew!