Atlanta rapper and former Migos member Quavo has shared a new video with fans during which he can be seen attending a memorial service in remembrance of his nephew Takeoff, who was shot in November of last year.
The new music video accompanies the track ‘Hold Me’, which features on the artist’s latest album Rocket Power, named after his late nephew, commonly referred to as ‘Rocket Man.’
This latest body of work from Quavo is personal to him. Earlier this year, the rapper took to Instagram, writing, “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.”
Referencing his nephew, he also shared, “I know everything might not be alright right now, but the Rocket showed me a way to make it RIGHT!” The last music video the lyricist shared with fans was the visuals for ‘Turn Yo Clic Up’ featuring Future.
The video for ‘Hold Me’ shows those close to Takeoff lighting lanterns in honour of the late emcee and lighting candles for a vigil. In celebration of the deceased rhymer, every individual in the video has a portrait of Takeoff on their T-shirt, and the video even sees Quavo hugging his mother.
In May, Quavo described the album as “my therapy” following the death of Takeoff and earlier this year, the ‘Turn Up Yo Clic’ musician, alongside Offset, hit the stage of the BET Awards to pay tribute to their late counterpart Takeoff, reuniting for the first time since his death.
(Takeoff) was murdered while playing dice outside a bowling alley in Houston. Only aged 28, his killing surprised the scene. The suspected killer has been indicted and will be prosecuted later this year.