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What was King Von’s Net Worth?
King Von was an American rapper and songwriter who had a net worth of $750 thousand at the time of his death. King Von was shot and killed in November 2020, a week after his first official studio album was released. While living he released two mixtapes.
King Von first rose to fame in late 2018 with his single “Crazy Story,” released through fellow rapper Lil Durk’s label Only the Family. Following that, he released the mixtapes “Grandson, Vol. 1” and “Levon James,” and then released his debut studio album, “Welcome to O’Block,” in October of 2020. King Von was killed the next week after being shot multiple times in an altercation in Atlanta, Georgia.
King Von, whose real name was Dayvon Daquan Bennett, was born on August 9, 1994 in Chicago, Illinois to Walter and Taesha. From his mother, he had three siblings, while from his father he had six half-siblings. Bennett was mostly raised by his mother due to his father’s frequent time spent in jail. When he was 11, his father was shot and killed. At the age of 16, Bennett did his first stint in jail in what was just the first of a long series of run-ins with the law. Afterward, he earned some college credits at South Suburban College in South Holland, Illinois. To try to reform himself following further legal troubles, Bennett began pursuing his career in music, collaborating frequently with fellow rapper Lil Durk.
Music Breakthrough with “Crazy Story”
As a result of his collaborations with Lil Durk, Bennett signed to Durk’s record label Only the Family. Adopting the stage name King Von, he subsequently had his professional music breakthrough with his debut single “Crazy Story,” which was released in December of 2018. The song peaked at number 81 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 32 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart; it also went on to rack up millions of views on YouTube. Von released a sequel song, “Crazy Story 2.0,” in May of 2019. Featuring Lil Durk, the sequel is a remix of the original song. Another sequel/remix, “Crazy Story 3.0,” came out in September.
All three versions of “Crazy Story” went on to appear on Von’s debut mixtape, “Grandson, Vol. 1,” released in September of 2019. Peaking at number 53 on the Billboard 200, the mixtape features contributions from Lil Durk and Booka600. In March of 2020, Von released his second mixtape, “Levon James,” which also includes appearances by Lil Durk and Booka600, as well as from such artists as G Herbo, YNW Melly, and Tee Grizzley. Von’s most commercially successful project yet, “Levon James” made it to number 40 on the Billboard 200 and number 21 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
“Welcome to O’Block” and “What it Means to Be King”
In October of 2020, Von released his debut studio album, “Welcome to O’Block.” The 16-track album includes guest appearances by Lil Durk, Polo G, Dreezy, and Prince Dre, among others. It features the singles “Why He Told,” “How it Go,” “I Am What I Am,” “Gleesh Place,” “The Code,” and “All These Niggas.” Ultimately, “Welcome to O’Block” made it to number five on the Billboard 200 and number 3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, becoming Von’s biggest hit album; it accomplished this feat after his death.
Although “Welcome to O’Block” was the only studio album Von released during his lifetime, a posthumous album entitled “What it Means to Be King” came out posthumously in March of 2022. The album was released by Von’s management team.
For a while, Von was in an on-again-off-again relationship with Dallas, Texas rapper Asian Doll. He appeared in the music video for her song “Grandson” in 2019. Von allegedly had a boy and two girls, although the paternity of the children is not known.
Von was known to get into trouble with the law on a fairly regular basis. In November of 2012, he was arrested and jailed for the unlawful possession of a firearm. Less than two years later, he was arrested again in connection to a shooting that left one dead and two others injured in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. Following the failure of witnesses to testify, Von was acquitted of all charges. Von’s next run-in with the law came in June of 2019, when he and Lil Durk were arrested in connection to a shooting and robbery in Atlanta, Georgia. The two spent some time in jail before being released on bonds.
Murder and Legacy
In November of 2020, Von and his crew got into an altercation with the crew of rapper Quando Rondo outside a hookah lounge in Atlanta. The incident rapidly escalated, and gunfire was exchanged. Shot numerous times, Von was transported to the hospital in critical condition; he passed away later in the day.
To honor Von’s legacy, Lil Durk released a tribute album entitled “The Voice” on Christmas Eve in 2020. Alongside Lil Durk, Von appears on the cover of the album; he also appears on the track “Still Trappin’.” Another tribute to Von came in the form of a mural in Chicago painted by Chris Devins.