The Last Rocket

Takeoff - The Last Rocket
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2018 Ratings: #648 / 794
User Score
Based on 247 ratings
2018 Ratings: #1112
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November 2, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Quality Control, Motown, Capitol / Label
Trap Rap / Genres
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The Migos underdog proves his worth on this eclectic, engaging – and often emotionally bare – collection.


The takeaway from Takeoff is that good art is deliberate, enjoyable and actually takes effort. It's good to see he's capable of all these.


Although large swaths of the lyrical content here could slip seamlessly onto a Migos project, Takeoff’s nimble flow and dextrous wordplay is a treat. From a pure rapping perspective, Takeoff is establishing himself as Migos’ most dangerous weapon, for however much that’s worth.


With its brevity and risk-taking, The Last Rocket succeeds at illustrating Takeoff’s talents. Though there’s no outright banger and some filler, this solo album serves as a glimmer of hope for the longevity of Hip Hop’s current favorite trio.


The solo debut from the least attention-hungry member of Migos proves what many have long suspected—he is the trio’s best rapper, with the most promising career prospects outside of the group.

The 405

The Last Rocket may not end up launching Takeoff into the stratosphere and leave his uncle and cousin in his dust, but it’s also not held back by any sort of burden to be on top.

The Needle Drop
Takeoff's solo debut does virtually nothing to stand out in the current trap rap wave.

The Last Rocket makes a scary case for there actually not being that much depth to Migos altogether, since their most mysterious member truly has nothing important to say.

Tak-take-oooff (tae)
still the best migo (migo!)
this album is better than huncho (swish)
we go up to the astroworld (is lit)
maybe offset is gonna be upset with cardi (cookie)
Takeoff is on autopilot for this album. I have never found Migos to be that entertaining. I appreciate the fact that this album is at a reasonable length at 38 minutes. This feels mostly due to the lack of material. I don’t feel the hooks, and takeoff just doesn’t shine here. Production is dull to me.

Certainly listenable, and I like the way that tracks will transitions. Takeoff does have quite a bit of flexibility. Unfortunately it doesn’t go further than that.
I guess this album...didn't take off
The only thing commendable of this album is it's consistency: Great flows, solid bars. Takeoff could certainly carry out an entire body of work on his own, but the production is pretty much run-of-the-mill & he doesn't step out of his comfort zone when it comes his overall delivery to the point it gets quite dull & repetitive as the it goes, despite sounding alot more propelled than anything on Quavo's Huncho Quavo (lol). The lack of features hurts the album as much.

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it's a low stakes project, and while takeoff has earned the correct reputation as the best migo from his aggressive, rapid-fire verses, it's interesting to hear him...slow things down, i guess. he comes across on this as a really humble, genuine guy who just happens to be in the most popular rap group around. the last track, bruce wayne, is a standout, as it slowly builds into him talking about how nervous he used to get on stage. whole tape just really makes you wanna root for the guy.
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Track List

  1. Martian
  2. She Gon Wink
  3. None to Me
  4. Vacation
  5. Last Memory
  6. I Remember
  7. Lead the Wave
  8. Casper
  9. Insomnia
  10. Infatuation
  11. Soul Plane
  12. Bruce Wayne
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Added on: October 26, 2018