In the two months since Takeoff’s death, Quavo has not been in the public eye and has not been active on social media.
However, he returns with an emotional tribute to his deceased nephew.
He begins by saying, “Tears rolling down my eyes / Can’t tell you how many times I cried / Days ain’t the same without you / I don’t know if I’m the same without you.”
Quavo sings a four-minute song about happy times, like smoking blunts and rocking the Coachella stage, while wishing he could see Takeoff again.
He raps, “I wish I had a time machine / Just so you can take a ride / I miss just how you smile at me / Unc & Phew until infinity.” Phew, wrap my arms around you and hold on tight so you can never leave me.
Quavo later reflects on how difficult birthdays and holidays have been for his family since Takeoff’s death, but he longs for the day when they can all be together. I’m going to be with my dawg when I see you in heaven.”
A solemn Quavo sits in the studio and smokes a blunt as he pours out his heart in the accompanying visualizer.
As a nod to Takeoff’s rocket mantra, his lyrics are folded into a paper rocket ship at the end and launched.
The person accused of killing Takeoff on Nov. 1 outside a Houston bowling alley has been released from jail, which coincides with the release of the song.
The December arrestee Patrick Xavier Clark gave up his passport and posted a $1 million bond. He will be under house arrest and forbidden from contacting those involved in the case.