Following the tragic death of US rapper Takeoff, 28, of the popular group Migos, hip-hop artists and fans have paid tribute to him.
As the world mourns the loss of yet another artist, several artists around the world paid tribute to his legacy.
Migos rapper Takeoff shot in Houston: How did the tragedy unfold?
The musician who was popularity known as Takeoff whose real name was Kirshnik Khari Ball, died in a shooting on Tuesday in Houston.
On a terrace outside the 810 Billiards and Bowling Alley, wherein Takeoff was allegedly playing dice with his uncle and bandmate Quavo, the shooting occurred at approximately 02:30 local time (07:30 GMT).
The number of visitors at the private gathering, according to the police, was between 40 and 50. Police reported that when they arrived, they discovered a crowd and a man suffering from head or neck injuries. At the scene, he was declared as deceased.
According to the police, two more people were hurt and transported to a hospital in private automobiles. There have been no detentions.
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner urged the witnesses at the scene to come forward during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.
Sylvester Turner, the mayor of Houston, likewise urged any witnesses to come forward. He told, “We intend to solve this…Too many young black men are getting killed. Pray for the family.”
Ball’s passing was cited by White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre as the most recent instance of gun violence in America, which President Joe Biden is trying to curtail.
The celebrities pay tribute to rapper Takeoff on social media as the tragic death shook the world
On social media, Gucci Mane, Kid Cudi, Khalid, and Dave sent him respects, while Rick Ross referred to him as a “young legend.”
Social media was inundated with tributes. Gucci Mane, another rapper from Atlanta, wrote: “This broke my heart. Rest In Peace.”
Ja Rule posted an emoji of a dove and stated, “Love to friends and family,” while Lil Pump commented, “Forever a legend, I can’t believe this.”
Rapper Dave, a Brit Award winner, posted several images of Takeoff alongside the caption, “My brother… days we spent together were priceless.”
AJ Tracey, a fellow British rapper, stated on Twitter: “Not Takeoff! RIP”. While Atlanta music artist Keri Hilson posted: “Rest In Peace. Love and healing to your brothers loved ones, and friends. #gonetoosoon.”
Khloe Kardashian said on Twitter: “This is so sad. Wow! over what?? May God cover everyone who is in pain. These senseless acts have got to end. So so sad.”
One of the most well-known groups of their time, Migos invented the “Migos flow,” a choppy, staccato triplet rapping technique.
Takeoff, Offset, and Quavo, the members of the group known as Migos, grew up together in Lawrenceville, Georgia, and went to symbolise the state’s capital, Atlanta, which is regarded as the home of trap music. Takeoff, real name Kirshnik Khari Ball, was a key player in Atlanta’s reshaping of rap and pop music in the 2010s as a member of the group Migos.
The triplet pattern, which has since become synonymous with the Migos, is not a new invention in hip-hop. It has long been a staple of Memphis rap, appearing in the songs of Three 6 Mafia and many others, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, the pioneers of Cleveland sing-rap. However, Migos made the sound new, less theatrical, and glossier. It had both a hasty haste and the quickness of a rough-and-tumble victory.
The band, which broke up earlier this year, had several global successes, including Versace, Bad and Boujee, and Walk It Talk It.
The most reserved member of the Migos, who also included Quavo and Offset, was Takeoff. But he had exceptional technical ability and was a champion of syncopation.
Takeoff’s use of quick, snappy cadences became popular in mainstream music, transforming rap in contemporary times and amassing a huge audience.
After Nipsey Hussle, Pop Smoke, and King Von, Takeoff is the most recent rapper to die from gun violence in recent years.
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