Rhyming with an unmatchable intensity and conversational detail, King Von is one of Chicago’s most promising newcomers. Plotting revenge on a man who did him wrong, King Von shares “Cousins,” his new single, premiered by The FADER. Teaming up with fellow Chi-town native JusBlow 600, Von flashes his renowned storytelling ability, listing a methodical plan to murk his enemy’s entire family: “See I be thirsty, I be lurkin, I’m a savage wit it/There’s levels to this drillin’ shit, and I’m not average wit it/I put my eyes on a n****, then I’m bound to get him/I catch yo ass up in that ocean, then you drownin wit em.” Signed to Lil Durk‘s Only The Family label, King Von demonstrates his unrivaled energy on the new single, his latest since his breakout “Crazy Story,” which has over 19 million views on YouTube.
King Von was born in the South Side of Chicago, growing up in O Block, the area that produced Chief Keef. Blinded by the poverty and violence of his neighborhood, Von turned to a life of crime at an early age, stealing bikes in middle school, and running with gangs in high school. At age 16, Von went to jail for the first time, commencing a near-decade where Von did not spend more than a full year out of prison. After rightfully beating an erroneous murder charge that could have put him away for life, King Von took inspiration from heroes like Lil Wayne and turned to rapping, linking up with Lil Durk who put him on. Within six months, Von had a series of viral hits, including the sinister “Problems,” which has over 2.3 million views after its debut on Lil Durk’s YouTube channel, and the defiant “War Wit Us,” which has over 2.5 million YouTube views.
Listen to “Cousins” ft. JusBlow 600 here.0