Early last month, the Georgia rapper shared his tribute song “Without You,” remembering TakeOff and mourning his tragic death. The track, produced by Vory, debuted alongside a somber black-and-white music video.
“Tears rollin’ down my eyes (Mm-hm)/Can’t tell you how many times I cried (Can’t tell you how many times I cried),” Quavo raps. “Days ain’t the same without you (No)/I don’t know if I’m the same without you (Nah, I’m ain’t the same)/Remember the days we smoked big blunts together?/Remember the days we rocked out Coachella? (Them days)/Remember the days we ain’t have our shit together? (Shit)/On the Nawfside, times were hard, but them days was better (Nawf).”
Quavo will take the stage at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday (February 5) to perform his tender TakeOff tribute “Without You” alongside the Maverick City Music choir.
The news of Quavo’s performance was announced by The Recording Academy as a part of their In Memoriam segment, paying homage to artists that has passed away over the past 12 months.
TakeOff, real name Kirshnik Khari Ball, was shot and killed at a bowling alley in Houston on November 1, 2022, just weeks after he and Quavo released their collaborative album “Only Built For Infinity Links”.
The Migos hitmaker is said to have been an innocent bystander to a dice game involving Quavo and other men when an argument broke out and shots were fired, fatally wounding the rapper in his head and torso. The following month, a 33-year-old man named Patrick Xavier Clark was arrested as a suspect in the murder case. Clark has since been released on bail and is about to appear in court in March.
The 2023 Grammy Awards will air live from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. EST.