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Quavo drops ‘Without You,’ an emotional tribute to Takeoff

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Quavo released a touching tribute for Takeoff, his nephew and fellow Migos member, who was shot and killed in Houston on Nov. 1. Migos was 28. 

The track, titled “Without You,” dropped late Wednesday night along with a black-and-white music video that shows Quavo in the studio smoking a blunt as he gently rocks to the beat of the song.

“Tears rolling down my eyes / Can’t tell you how many times I cried,” the song begins. “Days ain’t the same without you / I don’t know if I’m the same without you.”

On the track, Quavo also reminisces on various experiences he shared with Takeoff, rapping, “Remember them days we ain’t have our s*** together? / On the Nawfside times was hard, but them days was better.”

“I wish I had a time machine/ Just so you take a ride with me/ I miss just how you smile at me/ Unc & Phew until infinity,” the melancholy track continues, before cutting back to the chorus. “Out in the galaxy, up in the stars / Over the universe, it’s bigger than Mars / See you in heaven, see you heaven / When I see you in heaven, I’ma be with my dog.”

Takeoff, born Kirshnik Khari Ball, was fatally shot at 810 Billiards & Bowling in Houston after an argument at a private party. He was one-third of the rap trio Migos, which also included members Quavo and Offset, his cousin.

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