Takeoff, born Kirshnik Khari Ball, was a famous American rapper who died on November 1, 2022. Migos, the hip-hop group in which he, his uncle Quavo, and his first cousin once removed Offset all played prominent roles, brought him the most fame.
Multiple songs by the trio reached the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100, including “MotorSport” starring Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, “Stir Fry,” “Walk It Talk It,” featuring Drake, and “Bad and Boujee” featuring Lil Uzi Vert (although Takeoff was not present on the single). Two Grammy Award nominations were also bestowed upon him. Takeoff died in a shooting on November 1, 2022, in Houston, Texas.
On June 18th, 1994, in the city of Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia, U.S.A., Kirshnik Khari Ball entered the world. He and his siblings, Quavo and Offset, were reared by their mother in the American city of Lawrenceville, Georgia. Before becoming known as Quavo and Offset, his rap trio was known as Polo Club.
The Success of Migos
After the release of 2013’s “Versace,” Migos quickly became a major act. Drake’s remix of the song reached #99 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #31 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. After that, “Y.R.N,” Migos’ mixtape, contained the tune. The band followed up the success of their second mixtape with “No Label 2,” which was downloaded over 100,000 times in its first week.
In 2014, they had another hit with “Fright Night,” which reached number 69 on the Billboard Hot 100. Migos dropped their first full-length album, “Yung Rich Nation,” in 2015. The album, which features cameos from Young Thug and Chris Brown, peaked at #3 on the Top Rap Albums chart and produced the smash hit “One Time.”
Eventually, it reached position #17 on the Billboard 200. Back to the Bando, a new mixtape by Migos was released in September 2015. The first single “Look at My Dab” became an international hit as it spread the dancing craze known as “dabbing” over the world. For their 2015 album “Streets on Lock 4”, Migos linked up with Rich the Kid.
How Tall is Takeoff?
The minimum takeoff height is 1.78 meters (5 ft 10 in).
Success Maintains with Migos
The first song off of Migos’s 2016 album “Culture,” “Bad and Boujee,” also featured Lil Uzi Vert and went to #1. Eventually, the RIAA certified the song four times platinum. As Takeoff was preoccupied during the recording process, he did not contribute to the song in any way and was not given credit for it.
After much delay, “Culture” was released in January of 2017 and quickly became a commercial success, opening at number one on the Billboard 200 and selling roughly 131,000 album equivalents in its first week. It earned platinum status that July. The first song from Migos’ upcoming third studio album, titled “Culture II,” is titled “MotorSport,” and it was released at the end of 2017.
Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, both from Trinidad and the United States, appear on the track, which peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100. With “Stir Fry,” the band released a second single that reached #8. In January 2018, Migos released “Culture II,” which became their second album to enter number one on the Billboard 200. The album sold 199,000 album-equivalent units in its first week of release. The 2020 release of the album Culture III was postponed because of the COVID pandemic.
How Valuable Is Takeoff, Exactly?
According to projections, Takeoff has a $26M fortune.
Rumors of Migos’ impending breakup surfaced in October 2022, following news that Quavo’s ex-girlfriend Saweetie had slept with Offset. On October 7, 2022, only 25 days before Takeoff’s death in Houston on November 1, 2022, Quavo and Takeoff released a joint album titled Only Built for Infinity Links.
As Takeoff left a private party in Houston, Texas, early on November 1, 2022, he was fatally shot. Age-wise, he was a ripe 28.