What to know about American Rapper, Take Off.
American rapper Kirshnik Khari Ball, better known by his stage name Takeoff, was born June 18, 1994, and passed away on November 1, 2022. He was born in Lawrenceville, Georgia, which is 30 miles (50 kilometers) northeast of Atlanta. His mother and family members Quavo (Uncle) and Offset (Cousin) raised him there.
American rapper Kirshnik Khari Ball, better known by his stage name Takeoff, began developing rhythms and beats in the seventh grade, but it wasn't until 2011 that he began producing music professionally.
The breakdown of some of his names is provided below.
Khari is a gender-neutral name of Swahili origin. Originating on the shores of Africa, this name means “Kingly” or “Like a king.” While traditionally used as a masculine name, Khari has gained popularity for girls, especially in America. This name is pronounced as KHAH-ree.
Ball is an English surname that has multiple potential origins, as do many short surnames:
* one origin suggests that Ball is a shortened form, a "favorite contraction", of the given name Baldwin, dating "from Norman times"
* another purported origin is related to living near a "knoll or rounded hill"
* the surname may also descend from the Old Norse personal name "Balle"
* it could be a toponymic surname, related to Ball, Cornwall, England
Ball is pronounced as BAWL.
You can find out more about Names, meanings and pronunciations on www.nameslexicon.com
In 2008, Takeoff began rapping alongside fellow family members Quavo and Offset. The group started out as Polo Club on stage, but they eventually changed their name to Migos. On August 25, 2011, the group released their first full-length album, a mixtape titled Juug Season. On June 1, 2012, they released the mixtape No Label. Following the release of their single "Versace" in 2013, Migos first gained popularity.
The group had a number of Billboard Hot 100 hits, including "MotorSport" with Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, "Stir Fry," "Walk It Talk It" with Drake, and "Bad and Boujee" with Lil Uzi Vert, which peaked at the top of the chart (despite the fact that Takeoff was not on the single). He was also nominated for two Grammy Awards.
On November 1, 2022, Takeoff was shot three times in the head and torso at 810 Billiards & Bowling in Houston, Texas. He died on the spot. The shooting, according to the police, took place as a large group of approximately forty people after a private party had ended.
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