Released on Tuesday (November 15), the three-and-a-half-minute track finds the Atlanta rapper paying tribute to his late friend and collaborator after he became shot and killed earlier this month. The music video contains footage from Takeoff’s funeralalong with a video of Gucci performing on stage with the deceased Migos member.
“Just left another funeral I shed a tear / I’m still in disbelief I can’t believe it’s real / I think about the memories it gives me chills / I wonder why they left the fake and took the real,” he raps over Zaytoven production.
He continues:How the hell are we going to lose Takeoff? Damn He Didn’t Deserve It / We Don’t Question God But Damn Takeoff Was Perfect.”
“Look, we lost Shawty Lo, just months ago, PnB lost / This world is so crazy, you can’t even take your chicken to eat / The way they killed the young boy X, it made me lose sleep .” he apologizes before adding:It’s hard not to think about Dolph, his son and baby girl / And now I think about the life I’m about to bring into the world.”
In the outro, Gucci Mane sends his condolences to Takeoff’s family and friends as he remembers the first time he met him in the studio.
“Start, you will forever be in my heart,” he says. “It’s been over 10 years since I met you in my studio. I knew right away you were going to be a star. You left some amazing memories that will last forever. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about you. We still talk about you and you will never be forgotten. Love, Gucci.”
Gucci Mane collaborated with Takeoff and Migos numerous times, including on songs like “Slippery” and “I Get the Bag.” He most recently appeared on Takeoff and Quavo’s “Us vs. Them” from their joint album Only built for Infinity Links.