Rapper Takeoff, a member of the hip-hop group Migos, was reportedly shot and killed last night, October 31, 2022, in Houston, Texas.
According to reports, Takeoff was shot on Monday during a dice game at the bowling alley 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Additionally present at the shooting site was his uncle and rapper Quavo.
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Tribues have been pouring in from all corners since news spread of the tragedy. Check out some of the reactions here:
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Indian rapper KR$NA also posted his reaction as a story on Instagram:
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On June 18, 1994, he was born as Kirshnik Khari Ball in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Takeoff and his family members Quavo and Offset started rapping in 2008. Prior to changing their name to Migos, the trio used the stage name Polo Club.
The group put out a mixtape called Juug Season as their debut full-length record on August 25, 2011. They then released the mixtape No Label on June 1st, 2012.
Released on January 27, 2017, Culture, the second studio album from Migos, debuted at the top of the US Billboard 200, selling 131,000 album-equivalent units, including 44,000 copies, in its first week. The album received a platinum certification in the US in July 2017.
The group’s third album, Culture II, was made released on January 26. With sales of 199,000 equivalent units, including 38,000 copies sold in its first week, it became Migos’ second number one album on the Billboard 200.