The Georgia rapper shared a link to the track on social media on Wednesday night (January 4), together with the message “Long Live Take Infinity.”
Takeoff, whose actual name is Kirsnick Khari Ball, was tragically shot and killed on November 1, 2022 at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas during a non-public social gathering. Houston police said that the gunfire followed an argument over a “lucrative” game of dice outside a bowling alley at around 2.30am, but that the rapper was not involved and was “an innocent bystander”. He was only 28-years-old and had just dropped his collaborative album, “Only Built for Infinity Links,” the month prior.
“Tears rollin’ down my eyes / Can’t tell you how many times I cried (Can’t tell you how many times I cried,” Quavo raps within the intro verse. “Days ain’t the same without you / I don’t know if I’m the same without you.”
Quavo reflects on the highs and lows of their career, singing: “Remember them days we ain’t have our shit together? / On the Nawfside times was hard but them days was better.”
In an accompanying video, Quavo sits alone in the recording studio and smokes while quietly reflecting on his nephew’s loss of life and the legacy he leaves behind.
Listen to Quavo’s tribute to Takeoff, “Without You,” and watch the music video below.