Chicago’s fast-rising and talented rapper King Von met his untimely death in a shooting that happened in Atlanta on a Friday morning in early November 2020. He died at the age of 26. King Von was ready to give his contemporaries a tough time in the music industry. But unfortunately, his life was cut short at the peak of his rap game.
King Von was killed after a violent confrontation outside a Nightclub in Atlanta that led to an exchange of gunfire between two groups. According to TMZ, a deadly shootout flare-up early Friday morning November 6, 2020, outside Monaco Hookah Lounge between two groups of young men arguing with each other. The exchange of gunfire between the groups prompted an off-duty Atlanta police officer who work at the nightclub and one patrolling officer who was working nearby.
The Two officers began firing while confronting the gunmen. Per report 6 people sustained gunshots, 3 were taken to the hospital by EMS and the other three fled, but ended up in the hospital. King Von and 2 other people who were shot died from their wounds.
Who Was King Von?
King Von was a fast-rising star in the Chicago drill scene. He was born Dayvon Daquan Bennett on August 9, 1994. Von had six siblings from his father and 3 siblings from his mother. He grew up under the care of his mother, while his father was in prison. At the age of 11, his father got killed by gunfire. When started recording music he paid tribute to his father in one of his songs “Exposing Me.”
When he was growing up he faced several legal troubles even at a youthful age. A first-degree murder case and other two counts of attempted murder cases were pressed against him at the age of 16. He was charged with being involved in a shooting that led to the killing of one person and leaving two others injured. King Von was exonerated from all charges.
Did King Von Go To College?
King Von had his college education at South Suburban College in South Holland, Illinois. He received college credits and earned his General Educational Development while he was in juvenile detention. During the same period, King Von joined a street gang called, Black Disciples.
When Did King Von Start Making Music?
After all charges were cleared, he began to take his music career seriously. He signed to the Only the Family record label, owned by rapper Lil Durk. Von dug out his breakthrough single titled “Crazy Story.” He released several songs under the label, including Crazy Story 2, Crazy Story 3, What it’s Like, and other mixtapes and albums.
King Von has worked with several artists in the industry including, Lil Durk, Fivio Foreign, Polo G, G Herbo, NLE Choppa, Tee Grizzley, YNW Melly, and others. He was able to release just two albums during his days on earth. “What It Means to Be King” was released by King Von’s management after his death.
Who Was King Von’s Girlfriend When He Was Alive?
King Von was in a relationship with Texas Rapper Asian Doll, but it was some sort of on-and-off relationship. It was reported that the couple was not together at the time of his death. On 2019 Valentine’s day, King Von appeared in his girlfriend’s music video for her song, Grandson.
Who Killed King Von?
In 2020, King Von and his team got into a heated argument with another crew and rapper Quando Rondo was their leader in a parking lot at the Monaco hookah lounge in Atlanta, Georgia. The altercation quickly turn into a gunfire exchange and Von was shot severally. He died later that day at the hospital. He died at the age of 26 years.
According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, two people died and six were injured. A 22-year-old Timothy Leeks was the suspect and he was part of Quando Rondo’s team.
What Did King Von Say Before His Death?
Before King Von’s death, he left his last message to his friends. Von’s girlfriend Asian revealed the last words the rapper sent her and it stated that King Von was ditched by his friends when he needed them the most.
“Von’s last words ‘y’all let them n-ggas get up on me,” she wrote. “stop crying y’all let them get me. Y’all left my boy when he was unarmed & he would’ve hawked mfs down for them & spent AGAIN & AGAIN & AGAIN sh*t crazy I knew my boy HEART & LOYALTY wasn’t deserved he OK tho.”
Memorable Quotes From King Von
Aside from the music King Von left us, he also left his fans powerful quotes that will lift his fans to stand firm and face the reality of life with a brave heart. These quotes include the Music and Life
- “I’m not doing sht for anything; I don’t give a fck about any of that sh*t. I don’t care about people; I care about my people.”
- “Give positive vibes out even though what we rapping about is really just entertainment right now. It’s just music.”
- “You have to go harder so everybody can talk about you. The more people know you, the more money you get.”
- “I’m heartless, b*tch. You can call me the ‘Tin Man.”
- “A person that stands for nothing will fall for anything.”
- “Time goes by, and sht just changes, man. People get old. People got their own sht going on. You know how that goes.”
King Von was a talented rapper and had a lot of potentials to become a top artist, but unfortunately, life twisted it, and death took him away. In his short time in the music industry, he dropped successful singles and albums that did very well on various charts. He was signed to his childhood friend Lil Durk’s record label.
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