Takeoff Features On Metro Boomin’s ‘Heroes & Villains’

Takeoff Features On Metro Boomin’s ‘Heroes & Villains’

In his concise life, Takeoff is seen as a remarkably prolific rapper, and it will not change anytime soon. The Migos member’s first posthumous verse arrived on December 2, just a month after his death. It has come on Metro Boomin’s new album Heroes and Villains. Takeoff features on the last song, “Feel the Fiyaaaah,” alongside A$AP Rocky. He had shown some of his alphabetical world play in his verse and had shouted on fellow Atlanta rapper Gunna’s song “pushin p” while he was rapping over a sample of “Feel the Fire” by Peabo Bryson.

This feature was a surprise and was not listed on the album’s tracklist in advance. It was the latest collab between Takeoff and Metro, another Atlantan who had previously worked with Migos while producing their song “Bad and Boujee.” After Takeoff’s shooting death in November, Metro had called the rapper his brother. He said he couldn’t even express how bright and warming of a genuine soul he was. He said that music had brought them together ten years ago but played a small role in their friendship and brotherhood.

The Takeoff feature had come on the heels of some developments since his death. Offset, Takeoff’s Migos member, had performed for the first time since Takeoff’s end on December 1 at the Miami Club E11EVEN during the Art Basel. The same day a suspect was arrested in Takeoff’s killing in Houston. Police had announced that Patrick Clark, aged 33, was charged with the murder on December 2.

Metro Boomin has delivered his new album Heroes and Villains after a highly elaborate rollout. The follow-up to his 2018’s Not All Heroes Wear Capes arrived at midnight Friday, December 2, after some short delay, reportedly due to the sample clearance issues, and it had come packed with features. He had announced the guest appearances on Thursday with some series of comic book covers. I hope his album gets the success it deserves.

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