Dayvon Daquan Bennett, professionally known as King Von (August 9, 1994 – November 6, 2020), was an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. He was signed to Only the Family, Lil Durk’s record label, and Empire Distribution.
Early Years of King Von
Bennett was born in Chicago, Illinois, on August 9, 1994. He has three siblings from his mother, Taesha, and six half-siblings from his father, Walter E. Bennett. His father was in and out of his life owing to incarceration, therefore he was reared primarily by his mother. At the age of 11, Von’s father was slain by gunfire. Later, Von would pay respect to his father in various songs, including “Exposing Me.”
Von entered jail for the first time at age 16. In 2014, he was charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder in connection with a shooting in which Malcolm Stuckey was murdered and two others were injured. He was found not guilty of all charges. He began to concentrate on his musical career and collaborated with Lil Durk.
Von attended South Suburban College in South Holland, Illinois, and obtained college credits prior to his incarceration on the allegations. During his time in juvenile jail, he received his GED. During this period, he joined the street gang Black Disciples.
Relationships of King Von
Von had an on-and-off romance with Dallas, Texas rapper Asian Doll for a time. In 2019, he was featured in the music video for her song “Grandson.” Although the paternity of Von’s supposed son and daughters is unknown, it is believed that he fathered them.
What Was the Net Worth of King Von?
At the time of his death, American rapper and composer King Von had a net worth of $750 thousand according to celebritynetworth. King Von was murdered and killed in November 2020, one week after the release of his debut studio album. During his lifetime, he released two mixtapes.
Legal Problems With Him
Von was infamous for getting in trouble with the law frequently. In November 2012, he was arrested and incarcerated for illegally possessing a handgun. Less than two years later, he was arrested again in connection with a shooting in Chicago’s Englewood area that left one person dead and two others wounded.
Due to the absence of witnesses, Von was found not guilty of all charges. Von’s next encounter with the law occurred in June of 2019, when he and Lil Durk were detained in Atlanta, Georgia in connection with a gunshot and robbery. The two were detained for a time before being released on bond.
Murder and Legacy
Von and his group fought with the crew of rapper Quando Rondo outside an Atlanta hookah lounge in November of 2020. The situation escalated swiftly, and gunfire was exchanged. Von was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after being shot multiple times; he died later that day.
In 2020, on Christmas Eve, Lil Durk released a tribute album titled “The Voice” in celebration of Von’s legacy. Von features on the album’s cover alongside Lil Durk, as well as on the track “Still Trappin’.” Chris Devins created a mural in Chicago as an additional memorial to Von.
Career of King Von
After fellow rapper Lil Durk signed King Von to his Only the Family label, King Von released his breakthrough single “Crazy Story” on December 6, 2018. On Valentine’s Day in 2019, Von’s girlfriend, the rapper Asian Doll, released a music video for her song “Grandson” featuring Von.
“Crazy Story 2.0” starring Lil Durk was released in May 2019, followed by a music video on May 20, 2021, which peaked at number four on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 list. The third version of the single titled “Crazy Story Pt. 3” was released on September 13, 2019. Lil Durk and King Von released their joint duet “Like That” on July 9, 2019.
His single “What It’s Like” was released on 2 September 2019. The tune was subsequently included on his album Grandson, Vol. 1. On September 19, 2019, Von released Grandson, Vol. 1, a 15-track mixtape featuring Lil Durk on two tracks. The album debuted at position 75 on the Billboard 200 and position 27 on the Hip Hop/R&B albums chart. Von released his single “2 A.M.” on November 16, 2019.
A music video accompanies the release of Von’s single “Rollin” featuring YNW Melly on November 29, 2019. One of his most popular songs is extracted. It was included on his March 6, 2020 mixtape Levon James, which reached at number 63 on the Billboard 200. Among others, the album includes verses by NLE Choppa, Tee Grizzley, G Herbo, Lil Durk, and YNW Melly.
King Von released his track “Grandson for President” on April 29, 2020, which achieved considerable fame. After that, he released a music video for the Levon James song “Broke Opps.” On July 27, 2020, he released “Why He Told,” followed by “All These Niggas,” starring Chicago rapper Lil Durk, which got more than 21 million YouTube views. On August 26, 2020, he released another single titled “How It Go.”