Jim Jones And Lil Baby Pay Tribute To Takeoff

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More tributes have poured in for the fallen rapper, as Jones and Baby express their shock and pain.

The hip-hop community is still reeling from the tragic passing of Kirshnik Khari Ball, also known as Takeoff. Moreover, many in rap have expressed their grief for the Migos member and their gratitude for having crossed paths with him. Jim Jones and Lil Baby, the latter of which is from Takeoff's home city, recently paid tribute to his memory.

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Surprisingly, Jim Jones of Dipset fame opened up his Drip Report show without its usual theatrics. Rather, in a solemn clip, the New York rapper named Takeoff a legend and Migos "one of the greatest groups ever."

“Their contributions to Hip Hop will never be duplicated,” he continued, “from the rap flows to the cadence that they added to this game and all the spices we see all the kids been trying to emulate. Takeoff was a special person out of that bunch and you can tell from every record that he was on.”

Jim Jones had previously worked with the Migos on their track "We Set The Trends" from last December. Jim Jones tried to hold back tears as he made his final remarks.

“The great Takeoff, you will never ever be forgotten. You left a mark that no one will ever forget my brother. I love you to the death.”

Lil Baby paid tribute to Takeoff via a tweet that read "I Ain't think I would ever see no s**t like this... Long Live Takeoff." Readers might remember that rumors circulated about a beef between Baby and the Migos. However, just a couple of weeks ago, the It's Only Me star denied those conclusions.

"“First of all, I really don’t see s**t on the Internet,” Baby said. “Like, people send me s**t, I don’t wanna comment, then I be… That’s just gon’ make it [bigger]. They know I don’t got nothin’ goin’ on with them.”

These rappers join Quality Control co-founder Coach K, Offset, Beyoncé, LeBron James, Drake, 50 Cent, and others in tributing Takeoff. Presently, many of his industry friends seem committed to protecting his legacy and preventing further tragedy as family and friends heal. While more details come out concerning his passing, the conversation around gun violence in the U.S. is crucial. Most important of all, too many lives have been lost and damaged.

Stay tuned to HotNewHipHop for the latest on Takeoff's passing. Rest In Peace Takeoff.

About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.