Chicago-born rapper King Von passed away after he was shot outside an Atlanta nightclub earlier this morning (Nov. 6), according to a spokeswoman for the Atlanta Police Department. King Von at the age of 26. According to a spokesman, the shooting involved two groups of men and two police officers on duty. Three people died from injuries in the incident, while three others were hospitalized; The officers were not injured. Atlanta Police Homicide investigators are examining who was responsible for the deadly shootings.
King Von grew up on the South Side of Chicago. He started rapping around 2018 after many times in prison. He quickly signed a contract with his friend and collaborator, Lil Durk̵7;s Only the Family (OTF). In December 2018, Von released his breakout song “Crazy Story”, which appeared on Durk’s Only families related to Vol. 2 label compilation. Von went on to release “Crazy Story 2.0” (starring Lil Durk) and “Crazy Story, Pt. 3. “
King Von released his first mixtape Nephew, Vol. first in September 2019. He watched the tape with Levon James project in March 2020. Von released his debut album, Welcome to O-Block, just a week ago. The record includes guest positions from Lil Durk, Polo G, Moneybagg Yo, Fivio Foreign and others.
Characters around the hip-hop world, including Chance the Rapper and YG, have paid homage to King Von. Find their tributes below.