Some four months following Takeoff’s murder, on Friday (3.31) Quavo dropped “Honey Bun,” dedicated to his fellow Migos bandmate.
Accompanying the new single is a video featuring Quavo rapping from inside a vault filled with money and paperwork as he raps “How can I come outside without no mask on?/They want to see my emotions.” “I ain’t smiling at all/I bought a bulletproof Humvee it can take down a wall.”
On Monday (3.27), Quavo (born Quavious Keyate Marshall) announced the single with a black-and-white photo of himself posing in front of a jeep with the caption “Honey Bun” and the hashtag “#ForTake.” And on Thursday (3.29), he shared a video with a dramatic backdrop of the two rappers smoking a blunt onstage with the caption “Rocket Power,” that refers to the musician’s stage name.
The third time Quavo’s paid tribute to Takeoff, the rapper previously released the “Greatness” in February as he sang “I couldn’t do it without the greatest group in the world,” while holding up a chain of all three Migos members. “I can’t do it without the greatest nephew in the world, greatness.” And in January, he dropped “Without You” that recalls the low and high points of their career together: “Remember them days we ain’t have our shit together?/On the Nawfside times was hard but them days was better.”
Quavo’s latest single comes after Offset, the third Migos member, teased a new track with a verse from Takeoff and Icewear Vezzo.
Born Kirsnik Khari Ball, Takeoff was shot and killed on 11.01.22 at a Houston bowling alley. The suspect in the rapper’s killing, Patrick Clark, was arrested in December and pleaded not guilty to a murder charge. In early January, Clark was released on $1 million bond. Just weeks prior, Quavo and Takeoff had dropped their album Only Built for Infinity Linkswith songs like “Hotel Lobby” and “To the Bone.”