14 Lyrical Moments That Proved The Late Rapper Takeoff Was A Force

    We honor the life and legacy of Migos Rapper Takeoff.

    The world was first introduced to Takeoff as a member of the famous rap trio, Migos. Born Kirshnik Khari Ball, the Atlanta metropolitan native was known for his creative lyricism, unique flow, and colorful ad-libs. Takeoff had become an essential part of rap and hip-hop culture.

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    Although fans and music lovers admired his music, his life was unfortunately taken away at 28. And while many of us are left to grieve, what we will remember as one of trap music's most iconic voices, we still have the forever sounds of his music.

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    From the era of "Hannah Montana" to "Bad And Boujee," all the way to the most recent hit, "Bars Into Captions," Takeoff left us with countless lyrics we can enjoy forever. Let's take a look at some of his memorable bars.

    1. That time he let us know he was out of this world.

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    2. His name spoke for itself.

    Takeoff with hand raised

    3. He made it to the point of television stardom and making his mama proud.

    Gucci Mane and Takeoff performing

    4. He also let us know there was nothing average about him.

    Taking in a slight squat on stage performing

    5. There was no question he knew his value.

    Takeoff performing

    6. Takeoff believed in himself and his crew.

    Takeoff with crew walking

    7. At the height of the pandemic, he helped give us music for one of our favorite dinner nights.

    Migos on stage performing

    8. The man enjoyed the allure of adult entertainment.

    Takeoff holding a cup

    9. Ballin' was a hobby.

    Takeoff fixing sleeve

    10. Speaking of money, he once offered a peek at his bank account as a point of inspiration.

    Takeoff on stage showing off chain

    11. At one point, he was part of the reason we were all in the kitchen cooking our favorite mixture of rice and veggies.

    Migos performing

    12. At one point we were vibin' to "Hannah Montana," but I ain't talking about the Disney Channel character.

    Migos posing on red carpet

    13. He understood that getting things just right took time and patience.

    Takeoff posing at the Grammys

    14. And in a prophetic way, he gave us insight into his final thoughts.

    Takeoff standing with hands spread out

    In a recent interview on the Drink Champs podcast, he said "It’s time to give me my flowers, you know what I mean? I don’t want them later on when I ain’t here.”

    We hope you felt the love while you were here, and just know we are remembering you here on Earth. Prayers and good thoughts go to all who knew and loved you. In the words of Drake, "and like the third Migos, I take off."