Dayvon Daquan Bennett, also known as King Von, born on August 9, 1994, in Chicago, Illinois, was an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. He was signed to Lil Durk’s record label Only the Family and Empire Distribution. He was raised mostly by his mother, as his father was in and out of his life due to his incarceration. He was fatally shot when Von was 11 years old. Von would later pay tribute to his father in multiple songs, notably in the song ‘Exposing Me.’ At age 16, Von went to jail for the first time. In 2014, he was arrested in connection with a shooting where one person was killed, and two others injured. He was eventually acquitted of all charges. Subsequently, he began focusing on his music career, collaborating with Lil Durk. We’ll help you celebrate his special day right here.
Dayvon Daquan Bennett, also known as King Von, born on August 9, 1994, in Chicago, Illinois, was an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. He was signed to Lil Durk’s record label Only the Family and Empire Distribution. In 2014, he was arrested in connection with a shooting where one person was killed, and two others injured. He was eventually acquitted of all charges. Subsequently, he began focusing on his music career, collaborating with Lil Durk. Before his arrest for the charges, Von attended South Suburban College in South Holland, Illinois, and earned some college credits (he earned his G.E.D. while being in juvenile detention). During this time, he also joined the Black Disciples street gang.
After fellow rapper Lil Durk signed King Von to his Only the Family label, Von released his single ‘Crazy Story’ in December 2018, and it became his breakout single. On Valentine’s Day 2019, Von’s girlfriend, rapper Asian Doll, released a music video for her track about him, ‘Grandson,’ in which Von appeared. In May 2019, ‘Crazy Story 2.0’ featuring Lil Durk was released, and a subsequent music video was later released and peaked at number four on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart. In September 2019, a third rendition of the single called ‘Crazy Story Pt. 3’ was released. In July 2019, Lil Durk and King Von released their collaborative single ‘Like That.’ In September 2019, Von released his single ‘What It’s Like.’ The single then appeared on his album “Grandson, Vol. 1.” In September 2019, Von released his 15-track mixtape, “Grandson, Vol. 1,” featuring Lil Durk on a pair of tracks. The album debuted at number 75 on the Billboard 200 and number 27 on the Hip Hop/R&B albums chart. In November 2019, Von released his single ‘2 A.M.’ In 2020, King Von released his single ‘Grandson for President,’ which did well in popularity.
In October 2020, King Von released “I Am What I Am”, featuring New York rapper Fivio Foreign. This release was in anticipation of his debut studio album “Welcome to O’Block,” released in October 2020. The 16-track album features production Chopsquad D.J., Tay Keith, Wheezy, and Hitmaka, among others. The album includes the Polo G collaboration ‘The Code,’ which was released with a music video. In December 2020, Lil Durk released his album “The Voice” as a tribute to King Von, who appears on the album cover and the song, ‘Still Trappin.’ In February 2022, the release of his first posthumous album, “What It Means to Be King,” was announced for March 4, 2022.
Lil Durk signed King Von to his Only the Family label and then Von released his single 'Crazy Story.'
In May 2019, King Von released 'Crazy Story 2.0' featuring Lil Durk, which peaked at number four on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.
Von released 'Took Her to the O,' which is one of his most popular songs, and includes it on his mixtape, "LeVon James," which peaked at number 63 on the Billboard 200.
The release of his first posthumous album, "What It Means to Be King," is announced.
Why We Love King Von
He used to take care of his mom
King Von was raised by a single mother, and the two were very close. While he was making money and climbing to the top of his career, he made sure his mom was well taken care of. In April 2020, he purchased a new car for his mom and was in the process of buying her a house.
He spent a lot of time reading while in jail
Although being in jail is never ideal, King Von has always done his best to use his time behind bars as wisely as possible. He used to say that in jail, you don’t get anything but memories and time, so he'd spend it reading.
Money was his motivation
We all know that money isn't everything. But money brings comfort and quality of life. King Von knew this and didn’t hide from anyone what his motivation was: to make money,
5 Surprising Facts
LeBron James was his favorite basketball player
Von was a big LeBron James fan and in 2020, King Von released an album titled "Levon James" which is a play on the name LeBron James.
He went to high school with G. Herbo
King Von and fellow Chicago-based rapper, G. Herbo, went to high school together at Hyde Park Academy and G. Herbo was one of the first people to get him interested in rapping.
He was young when lost his father
While King Von was growing up, his father spent a lot of time in and out of jail and when he was around 11 years old, his father passed away.
A Lil Wayne fan while growing up
King Von grew up listening to hip-hop and says he was a big fan of Lil Wayne.
He used to play baseball
He played first base, shortstop, and any infield position and hated playing catcher.
King Von FAQs
How old would King Von be today?
King Von’s exact age would be 27 years, seven months, and 17 days old if alive. Total 10,091 days.
Is King Von from 63rd?
A lot of the time, Von’s stories have a punchline: He will let you know that he’s not from 63rd. (Von hates 63rd Street and anyone from there). In just over a year, Von has released three albums, and all of them are solid. Von raps with a punchy energy and an icy sort of precision.
What is King Von most famous for?
His career. After fellow rapper Lil Durk signed King Von to his Only the Family label, Von released his single ‘Crazy Story’ on December 6, 2018, and it became his breakout single.
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