Born June 18, 1994 Lawrenceville, Georgia
Died: November 1, 2022 (Age 28) Houston, Texas
Cause of death: Gunshot wounds
Years active: 2008–2022
Genres: Hip Hop/Trap
Labels: Quality Control; Motown & Capitol
Formerly of Migos, Kirshnik Khari Ball (June 18, 1994 – November 1, 2022), known professionally as #Takeoff, was an American rapper. Along with his uncle Quavo & first cousin once removed Offset.
The group scored multiple top ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100 including “MotorSport” feat Nicki Minaj & Cardi B, “Stir Fry”, “Walk It Talk It” feat Drake & “Bad & Boujee” feat Lil Uzi Vert, the latter of which peaked at the top of the chart (although Takeoff was not present on the single). He also received two Grammy Award nominations. The single quickly became an internet sensation, giving birth to a multitude of memes that played off the lyrics “rain drop, drop top.” The song got an even bigger boost after “Atlanta” creator & star Donald Glover name-dropped the single during an acceptance speech at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.
“I really wanna thank the Migos, not for being in the show, but for making ‘Bad & Boujee,’” Glover said at the time. “Like that’s the best song ever.” During a recent conversation on the podcast “Drink Champs” just days before his death, Takeoff accepted accolades for his stellar performance on the new project.
“It’s time to pop it, you know what I mean? It’s time to give me my flowers, you know what I mean?, Takeoff said. “I don’t want them later on when I ain’t here.”
As always #SeeYouAtTheTOP -Passion ❤️
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