Did One of the Migos Die?
Earlier this week, it was confirmed that Migos rapper Takeoff was killed in Houston. He was one of the members of the trio that was born in Lawrenceville, Georgia, and became known for rapping in the style of Tupac, Lil Wayne, and Drake. His cousin, Offset, also has a spot in the group.
In 2013, Migos made a huge splash with “Versace”, their first smash hit that was released on a mixtape. The group later went on to dominate charts with songs like “Bad and Boujee” and “Versace.” They broke into the mainstream with “Versace” in 2014.
Migos was a platinum-selling rap group. They had a number of hits with Drake, Cardi B, and Nicki Minaj. They also recorded a handful of solo albums, which peaked in the Top 5 of the Billboard 200. In fact, they were nominated for the Grammys for the album Culture in 2015. But the band lost out on the nomination for Bad and Boujee, which topped the US chart.
Migos released their debut studio album, Young Rich Nation, in 2015. They toured, and they eventually recorded Culture II while on tour. In the end, they released their third album, Culture III, in 2021. The group was hailed as an influential force, and they opened a platform for other acts to follow.
The group was primarily backed by Gucci Mane and P and Coach K, who developed a grass-roots artist development strategy. The duo had a long history with the group. They also worked with Takeoff and Quavo, who were both raised by their mother, Edna. In the meantime, Migos gained a lot of attention in the local music scene, which led to them being signed to a talent scouting agency run by Gucci Mane. The group honed their sound through mixtapes and guest spots. They later developed a signature fast-paced cadence called triplet flow.
Offset was among those who paid tribute to Takeoff, and the rapper’s uncle Quavo also posted a statement about the death. Several musicians and artists have also reacted to the news, including Khalid, Kid Cudi, and Ugly God.
The cause of the shooting is unknown at this time. Police are investigating the incident, and they have not named anyone as a suspect. At least 40 people were present at the party, which had ended by the time the shooting took place. Two other people were treated for non-life threatening injuries. However, investigators found several shell casings outside the bowling alley and pool hall, so they will need to find out who the shooter is.
According to the Harris County coroner’s report, the deceased was shot to death. Several witnesses were on the scene, and several others fled before police could give a statement. A woman was on the scene, and she told the police that she was a nurse. Her statement was followed by another that said she was a paramedic. She then offered to help Takeoff.
Several rappers, including JayDaYoungan, who was shot in July, have reacted to Takeoff’s death. Among them, Lloyd Banks stated that the group was a “very dope artist gone too soon”.
Migos had a lot of success with their rap sound, and their breakthrough song, “Versace,” was a huge hit. But they also gained a ton of popularity by recording their songs with pop superstars, like Katy Perry, and with rappers, like Drake. They also had a number of Top 10 hits with Cardi B.