TakeOff Honored With Mural In Atlanta

The mural was painted by a local artist and erected near a historic skatepark.

A mural honoring Migos rapper TakeOff has gone up in his hometown of Atlanta just days after his tragic death on November 1.

The mural was painted by local artist Armando Monoletti on Wednesday (November 2). The mural features an image of the slain rapper smiling and was erected along the Atlanta BeltLine. On Instagram, Monoletti wrote, “First off prayers to the family’s of your fallen kings and Queens.” He added that he hoped he “did this young man some justice with the material is had.”

The tribute is reportedly located near Atlanta’s Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark and replaces a previous mural that Monoletti created in tribute to DMX.

TakeOff, born Kirshnik Khari Ball, was gunned down following an altercation at 810 Billiards and Bowling in downtown Houston. The 28-year-old rapper was the youngest of the platinum-selling rap group Migos which featured his uncle, Quavo, and a cousin, Offset.

Related: Migos Rapper TakeOff Dead at 28

According to new reporting, Quavo‘s assistant Joshua “Wash” Washington was also shot during the altercation and was rushed from the scene to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The shooting is still under investigation by the Houston Police Department which is calling on the public to help identify the shooter.

“We’re looking for anything to help us from there,” Sgt. Michael Arrington said at a press conference. “We want to find justice for [Takeoff’s] family. They’re going through a lot right now. And the only thing that we can do is hope that y’all reach out and assist us in any way to lead to evidence that will help us to apprehend and get charges and arrest on the person responsible for the death of Takeoff.”

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