Kirshnik Khari Ball (June 18, 1994 – November 1, 2022), known professionally as #Takeoff (Part 2)

EARLY LIFE:

Takeoff was raised by his mother, along with family members Quavo & Offset. He started making beats & developing rhythms in the seventh grade, but did not start producing music professionally until 2011.

CAREER: 2008–2018:

Early work with Migos: Along with Quavo & Offset, Takeoff began rapping in 2008. The group initially performed under the stage name Polo Club, but eventually changed their name to Migos. The group released their first full-length project, a mixtape titled “Juug Season”, on August 25, 2011. They followed with the mixtape “No Label”, on June 1, 2012.

RISE TO PROMINENCE:

Migos initially rose to prominence after the release of their single “Versace”, in 2013. The song was remixed by Canadian rapper Drake & peaked at number 99 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart & number 31 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Their debut studio album, “Yung Rich Nation”, was released in July 2015 & featured guest appearances from Chris Brown & Young Thug & production from Zaytoven & Murda Beatz. The album peaked at number 17 on the Billboard 200.

FIERY FIRST SINGLE:

Migos achieved their first number one single in 2016 with “Bad & Boujee” feat Lil Uzi Vert, peaking on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week of January 21, 2017. The song has gone on to be certified four times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). While he can be seen in one of the background scenes in the music video, Takeoff is not featured nor credited on the song. Takeoff claimed that he was not featured on the song because he was busy at the time of recording.

ICONIC ANSWER:

During filming of Complex’s Everyday Struggle at the BET Awards 2017, he was questioned about his absence by hosts Joe Budden & DJ Akademiks, to which he replied, “Do it look like I’m left off ‘Bad & Boujee’?”. Takeoff’s response caused Budden to leave the set & an altercation between Migos, Budden & their entourages almost took place before it was broken up by security.

As always #SeeYouAtTheTOP -Passion ❤️

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