Takeoff (rapper)

American rapper (1994–2022)

Kirshnik Khari Ball (June 18, 1994 - November 1, 2022), known professionally as Takeoff, was an American rapper. He formed the hip hop and trap group Migos in Atlanta, Georgia. It didn't go well and then the group later split.[3]

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Takeoff performing at Toronto in 2017
Kirshnik Khari Ball

(1994-06-18)June 18, 1994[1]
DiedNovember 1, 2022(2022-11-01) (aged 28)
Cause of deathAssassination by gunshots
Other namesKirsnick Khari Ball[2]
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2008–2022
Musical career
Formerly ofMigos

Takeoff released his solo album The Last Rocket in 2018.[4] He also received two Grammy Award nominations.[5]


Ball was assassinated by shooting outside of a bowling alley perpetrated by three unidentified minors in Houston, Texas on 1 November 2022. He was 28 years old.[6]


  1. Takeoff Archived November 2, 2022, at the Wayback Machine. allmusic.com
  2. "Ball, Kirsnick Khari". BMI Songview Search. Retrieved November 3, 2022.
  3. "Quavo And Takeoff Clarify Why Migos Broke Up". Vibe.com. Retrieved 2022-09-12.
  4. Zidel, Alex (24 October 2018). "Takeoff Announces Release Date For Solo Album "The Last Rocket"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2 November 2022.
  5. www.grammy.com https://www.grammy.com/artists/takeoff/188701. Retrieved 2022-11-01. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. US rapper Takeoff, 28, shot dead in Houston, Texas