Quavo has told the media that he would put out a solo album called “Rocket Power” this summer in honor of his late nephew and fellow Migos member Takeoff. In November, Takeoff—Kirshnik Khari Ball—was shot and died in Houston, Texas. On November 1, 2022, Takeoff was shot and killed in front of a Houston bowling alley. Age-wise, he was 28.
Quavo, whose first solo album, “Quavo Huncho,” was released in 2018, told reporters, “I’m fueled by the rocket.” ‘The Last Rocket,’ the only solo album by the late rapper known to his fans as “The Rocket,” was released in 2018.
The rapper, 32, did not announce the precise release date for “Rocket Power.” Quavo has nevertheless released three songs in memory of Takeoff since his passing: “Without You,” “Greatness,” and “Honey Bun.” Quavo released “Honey Bun” and the related music video while promoting the hashtag “ForTake.” Whether “Without You,” “Greatness,” or “Honey Bun” will be on “Rocket Power” is not yet known.
Quavo sang about the passing of his Migos bandmate in verse by saying, “I don’t wanna hear no sorry for my loss.” Quavo also raps on “Honey Bun” about the black mask he has been wearing in his music videos and live performances after Takeoff’s passing. “How can I come outside without a mask on? / They wanna see my emotions, I ain’t smilin’ at all,” he raps.
When questioned by the media about the mask covering the right side of his face, Quavo stated: “It represents the loss of my other half. Whenever I perform, I want to show that he’s always with me.”
Following Take’s demise, police said that the rapper was an “innocent bystander” and that the altercation that led to the shooting was about a “lucrative dice game.” In connection with the killing of Takeoff, Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, was charged with murder in December. Meanwhile, Cameron Joshua, 22, was accused of carrying a weapon illegally. After posting a $1 million bail, Clark was allowed to leave the Harris County jail in January, but he is still under house arrest.