Huncho’s nephew and Migos running mate makes a pair of appearances on the project, which arrived on Friday (August 18).
TakeOff guests on “Patty Cake” as well as the Future-assisted “Back Where It Begins.” Other features include the incarcerated Young Thug, Hunxho, and Baby Drill. On the production side, Quavo recruited the likes of DJ Durel, Wheezy, Murda Beatz, BNYX, Buddah Bless, and Pooh Beatz.
TakeOff’s vocals are also uncredited on the album opener “Fueled Up” as he can be heard saying, “Do this shit for the fam because this shit bigger than me!”
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Quavo also hosted an album listening party for New York City fans on Thursday (August 18) as he turned the Hayden Planetarium into a night club of sorts for fans to get a unique first-hand experience when hearing the project hours prior to its arrival.
Huncho shared a few heartfelt words about TakeOff and creating the project with fans before ending the listening session.
“Long live the Rocket,” he began. “If it wasn’t for this man right here we wouldn’t be blessing the stage. We wouldn’t be doing what we supposed to do. It’s only right that we got to do this the right way. We powered up. I feel like I’m an instrument right now. It’s an out-of-body experience.
“I don’t even know how I’m moving, how I even got through this process but I did it. I’m happy that y’all hear for me. Long live the Rocket. I hope y’all enjoyed the album. To muthafuckin’ infinity ya dig what I’m saying?”
— LordTreeSa🅿️ (@LordTreeSap) August 18, 2023
TakeOff was tragically shot and killed outside of a Houston bowling alley in November 2022 and Quavo’s Rocket Power has landed about 10 months later.
However, Quavo also revealed in a YouTube interview series posted to his channel that a TakeOff posthumous is currently in the works.
“I used a couple unreleased verses but I want to keep his stuff very, very, very sacred right now for his project. I don’t want to be pulling the stuff then we get to his project and not know what to do,” Quavo said.
“And knowing him, he like he want his shit right and hold it. I stay away from it and I just be hearing him talk to me all the time just be like — just so sacred and quiet and keep his stuff to him.”
He added: “So I just like leave it alone and take what I got and take what we did together and be creative with verses and quotes he always said.”