Gucci Mane is channeling his pain into art with the emotional new music video for his track “Letter To Takeoff,” released on Tuesday (November 15).
The Alabama rapper collaborated with Migos and the group’s members a number of times over the years on singles such as “I Get the Bag,” “Slippery” and “Solitaire.” Migos was previously signed to the label Gucci founded, 1017 Records.
“Letter To Takeoff,” produced by Zaytoven, honors Gucci’s slain friend, who was shot and killed in Houston on November 1 at just 28 years old. “Just left another funeral, I shed a tear / I’m still in disbelief, I can’t believe it’s real / I think about the memories, it give me chills / I’m wonderin’ why they left the fake and took the real / Like how the f— we gon’ lose Takeoff / Damn, he didn’t deserve it,” he raps on the track.ttps
After Takeoff’s funeral, one friend to share a tribute was Cardi B.
“Takeoff your untimely passing has brought a great deal of pain and sorrow to so many lives,” she wrote on Instagram. “The impact you had in this world was so considerable and we have struggled to grasp this tragedy. I am heartbroken but I am grateful for all the precious memories we got to share while you were here with us. This has truly been a nightmare and the pain is incomparable.”
Gucci also uses the song to mourn the deaths of PnB Rock and Shawty Lo, highlighting some of the losses the Hip-Hop community has experienced over the years.