Quavo Honors Takeoff With 'Rocket Power' Album f/ Young Thug, Future, and More

Quavo dropped his solo album more than nine months after his nephew and fellow Migos member was killed in Houston. Takeoff is featured on the record.


Quavo continues to salute Takeoff, his nephew and fellow Migos member who was killed in late 2022 at age 28.

Nearly 10 months after the tragedy, Quavo pays tribute in the biggest way with his sophomore solo album Rocket Power. It runs 18 tracks and features Takeoff himself as well as Young Thug, Future, Hunxho, and Baby Drill. Producers include DJ Durel, Wheezy, Murda Beatz, BNYX, Buddah Bless, and Pooh Beatz, among others.

The effort arrives just days following Quavo's performance of “Who Wit Me” during the Atlanta Braves-New York Yankees game at ATL’s Truist Park. “Tell 'em switch up the remedy, my nephew/My nephew was innocent,” Quavo raps on the single.

Takeoff’s voice comes in at the end of album-opener “Fueled Up,” repeating, “Do this shit for the fam, ‘cause this shit bigger than me.” That flows into “Patty Cake,” opening with a characteristically stunning Take verse. That’s not the end of his work on the track, as he goes back and forth with Quavo. The Future-featuring “Back Where It Begins" includes more Takeoff.

Rocket Power is Quavo’s follow-up to 2018’s Quavo Huncho, and his first album since 2022’s Only Built for Infinity Links, a collaborative full-length with Takeoff under their Unc & Phew moniker.

The 32-year-old confirmed his new project’s release in a May 23 Instagram post, in which he spoke on his motivation. “This album is for the Rocket, our true fans, and also, this is my therapy,” he wrote. “This album is a true reflection of how I feel right now. Sometimes I’m good, sometimes I’m down, sometimes I’m disappointed, sometimes I fall apart, but then I always find my strength again. I know everything might not be alright right now, but the Rocket showed me a way to make it right! Rocket Power keeps me going. Rocket Power gives me fuel. Rocket Power will help us all overcome whatever we’re going through.”

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The effort also includes the previously released single “Turn Yo Clic Up” featuring Future, as well as guest appearances by Young Thug and more. You can stream Rocket Power now on all major platforms.


Takeoff was fatally shot on Nov. 1 last year following a private event at a Houston-area bowling alley. Local police said an altercation took place outside the venue shortly before 3 a.m.; the heated exchange led to gunfire, resulting in multiple injuries and Takeoff’s death. Quavo was at the scene when shots broke out, but was left uninjured.

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