Takeoff, a prolific member of Migos, an American rap group comprising of fellow rappers Quavo and Offset, has passed on, TMZ confirms. The 28-year-old African-American rapper, whose genuine name is Kirshnik Khari Ball, was lethally gunned down at a bowling alley in Houston, where he and Quavo were engaged in a game of dice around 2.30am.
The rapper, was confirmed dead at the scene of the crime. Two other individuals in the vicinity were also shot, and rushed to the nearest medical facility. Quavo, a fellow member of the rap group, who was with Take Off, didn’t get shot during the incident.
On Twitter, companions and sympathizers honored the late rapper.
“I remember Take Off being a very down to earth, cool dude.”
“Can’t believe I’m having to say this again about another young black star being killed for no reason, something really has to change in the industry,” Chris Eubank Jr, a boxer sadly wrote.
“Rest in peace Takeoff, I just spoke to him too,”
“I’m in shock at this moment, I can barely handle it. I appeal to god it’s phony. This poop simply ain’t unreasonable brother wtf,” Adin Ross expressed hearing the terrible news.
Takeoff was given birth to in Lawrenceville, Georgia, in 1994. He started his rap profession with Quavo and Offset, who in real life were his uncle and cousin, accordingly, in 2008 under an agreed name “Polo Club”.
In 2011, the three-team rap group released “Juug Season”, their first mixtape project, as Migos.
“Growing up, I was trying to make it in music. I was grinding, which is just what I loved doing,” the deceased rapper, told The Fader, back in 2017.
“Just making something and creating for me … I was getting my own pleasure out of it, because it’s what I liked doing. I’d wait for Quavo to get back from football practice and I’d play my songs for him,” the late rapper, expressed during an interview.
Back in 2013, Migos released “Versace”, their most highly played hit song. The track served as a pivotal foundation for certifying the authenticity of the rap group. Migos’ unmistakable fast fire rhythm within present day rap, came from the release of the track, and was at last remixed by Toronto based rapper Drake, who eventually had an extended relationship with all three individuals of the rap group.
Migos are most popularly recognized for their 2016 Lil Uzi Vert collaboration, for the music project ‘Bad and Boujee, which ranked at No 1 in the US, and also Top 10 hits MotorSport, with Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, and ‘Walk It Talk It’, with Drake.
As an independent artiste, Takeoff released one album project called ‘The Last Rocket’, in 2018, which ranked at No 4 in the US. The late rapper also released one more album record with fellow rap member Quavo, just last month, called ‘Only Built for Infinity Links’.
Takeoff’s death has left a major void in the rap game, as his presence and impact will forever be missed by die-hard fans, admirers, and supporters, not to mention his family members and relatives, Quavo and Offset.