King Von

Dayvon Bennett (born August 9, 1994)[1], known professionally as King Von, is an American rapper and songwriter. He is currently signed to Lil Durk's record label, OTF Records.

Early life

King Von was born in the South Side of Chicago, growing up in O Block street. At age 16, Von went to jail for the first time was arrested multiple times throughout the following years before he began rapping in 2018. King Von took inspiration from rappers like Lil Wayne and turned to rapping, collaborating with Lil Durk with singles, who eventually signed him into his OTF Records label.[2][3]

Career

After fellow rapper Lil Durk signed King Von to his Only the Family label, he released Von's 2018 single "Crazy Story," which gained many streams and views.[4][5]On May 2019, "Crazy Story 2.0" featuring Lil Durk, a music video was later released on May 20th of that month. [6] On September 13, 2019 a third rendition of the single called "Crazy Story Pt. 3" was released.[7]

On August 1, 2018 Von's released his single "Problems". On December 6, 2018 Von released his single "Crazy Story" that broke through to a larger audience. A video for the song released in later on December 11, 2018 and was streamed over 20 million times. Von followed up with singles "Cousins" featuring JusBlow600 on March 2019.[8][9]King Von then relocated from Chicago to Atlanta. On June 03, 2019 Booka600's single "Ok Ok Ok" featuring King Von and Lil Durk was released.[10]

On July 9, 2019 Lil Durk and King Von released their collaborative single "Like That". [11]On September 02, 2019, Von released his single "What It's Like", the single would appear on his forthcoming album Grandson, Vol. 1.[12] On September 19, 2019 Von released his 15 track debut album, "Grandson, Vol. 1" featuring Lil Durk on a pair of tracks, the album debuted at 75 on the Billboard 200 and 27 at the Hip Hop/R&B Songs Airplay chart.[13][14][15]

Legal issues

By his teen years, Bennett had been arrested multiple times and would spend years in and out of jail before he turned to rapping in 2018. On November 21, 2012 Benett was arrested and booked in Cook County jail for unlawful possession of a firearm.[16]

On July 24, 2014 Von was arrested in connection with a shooting on May 2014, resulting in the death of a man and injury of two others. Von was charged with 1 count of murder and 2 counts of attempted murder. The shooting took place 5700 South Lasalle Street in Englewood, Chicago.[17][18]

On June 2019, King Von and Lil Durk were arrested in connection to a shooting in Atlanta. Von co-defended Durk and the two rappers appeared before a judge in a Fulton County courtroom for a probable cause hearing. Prosecutors claimed the two men robbed and shot a man outside popular Atlanta drive-in on February 5, 2019.[19]

Discography

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected details
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
US

R&B/HH

Grandson, Vol. 1
  • Released: September 20, 2019
  • Label: OTF/ EMPIRE
  • Format: LP, digital download
75 37

Mixtapes

List of mixtapes, with selected details
Title Details
Blvd The Mixtape[20]
  • Released October 26, 2012
  • Format: Digital download

References

  1. ^ "Dayvon Bennett Mugshot 123203677 - Dayvon Bennett Arrest - Cook County, IL". mugshots.com. Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  2. ^ "OTF Signee King Von Dramatizes a "Crazy Story" in a Charismatic Video". Audible Treats. 2018-12-11. Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  3. ^ http://thefourohfive.com. "Drill rapper King Von's potent 'Crazy Story' gets a Lil Durk-assisted upgrade [405 Premiere]". The 405. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  4. ^ "The Ones: King Von's "Crazy Story"". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  5. ^ http://thefourohfive.com. "Drill rapper King Von's potent 'Crazy Story' gets a Lil Durk-assisted upgrade [405 Premiere]". The 405. Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  6. ^ "King Von & Lil Durk Showcase the OTF Movement for "Crazy Story 2.0" Video". HYPEBEAST. Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  7. ^ "OTF's King Von Returns With "Crazy Story Pt. 3"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  8. ^ "King Von and JusBlow600 get revenge in new "Cousins" video". The FADER. Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  9. ^ "King Von's "Cousins" is a bloodthirsty revenge tale that slaps". The FADER. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  10. ^ "Lil Durk & King Von Join Booka600 On "Ok Ok Ok"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  11. ^ "Lil Durk announces new album, drops single "Like That" feat. King Von". The FADER. Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  12. ^ "OTF's King Von Details The Reality Of The Streets On "What It's Like"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  13. ^ "King Von | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  14. ^ https://hiphopdx.com, HipHopDX- (2019-09-19). "King Von Shares "Grandson Vol. 1" Mixtape". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  15. ^ "Samantha Fish, King Von & Gashi Debut on Emerging Artists Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  16. ^ "Dayvon Bennett Mugshot 28941141 - Dayvon Bennett Arrest - Cook County, IL - Booked on 11/21/2012". mugshots.com. Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  17. ^ "Second Man Charged With May Shooting That Killed Man, Wounded Two Others". 2014-07-24. Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  18. ^ Chicago, Homicide Watch. "Dayvon Bennett charged with murder in Englewood shooting death of Malcolm Stuckey". Homicide Watch Chicago. Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  19. ^ "Judge rules case against rappers Lil Durk, Von King can move forward". FOX 10 Phoenix. 2019-06-15. Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  20. ^ Blvd the Mixtape by King Von, retrieved 2019-11-07


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