King Von Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Dayvon Daquan Bennett also known as King Von was a rapper associated with the Black Disciples gang from Chicago Illinois. He became well-known in the drill music scene gaining attention for hits like “Crazy Story” and “Took Her to the O”. These songs even made it to the Billboard Hot 100 chart. His album “Welcome to O’Block” also did well reaching the fifth spot on the Billboard 200.

King Von was signed to Lil Durk‘s Only the Family and Empire Distribution record label. Sadly his life was tragically cut short when he was shot and killed on November 6, 2020, at the age of 26.

Full NameKing Von
Date of BirthAugust 9, 1994
DiedNovember 6, 2020
Place of BirthChicago, Illinois, USA
OccupationRapper
Height5 feet 9 inches (175 cm)
PartnerAsian Doll (rumored)
Children3
Net Worth$750 Thousand

King Von’s Early Life and Education

King Von Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

King Von was born on August 9, 1994, in Chicago Illinois. His father Walter E. Bennett had six other kids while his mother Taesha had three. He grew up mostly with his mom in Parkway Garden Homes in South Side known as “O-Block”. His relationship with his dad was inconsistent because his dad was often in jail. When Von was 11 his father was killed by someone he didn’t see. Von honored his dad in his music later on.

King Von became part of the early drill music scene alongside Chief Keef and Lil Durk. But he faced legal troubles throughout the 2010s even before he started rapping.

At 16, Von went to juvenile detention for armed robbery in January 2011. He got his GED while he was locked up. After getting out he tried attending classes at South Suburban College but dropped out.

In July 2014, Von was charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder for a shooting that killed one person and injured two others. He was found not guilty in December 2017.

Career

King Von Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

After King Von got out of jail in December 2017 rapper Lil Durk signed him to his Only the Family label. Von started dropping singles like “Beat Dat Body” with THF Zoo in June 2018. He featured on Lil Durk’s album “Only The Family Involved” and released “War With Us” in October 2018. His breakout hit “Crazy Story” came out in December 2018 making it to number 81 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In January 2019, Von appeared on the remix of Memo600’s “Exposing Me” sparking responses from other rappers like FBG Duck and Rooga. This led to a series of remixes both in the US and Europe.

Von’s then-girlfriend Asian Doll released a music video titled “Grandson” featuring him on Valentine’s Day 2019.

In May 2019, “Crazy Story 2.0” dropped with Lil Durk followed by a music video. It peaked at number four on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart. He released “Crazy Story Pt. 3” in September 2019 and collaborated with Lil Durk on “Like That” in July 2019.

On September 2, 2019, Von released “What It’s Like” as the lead single for his first mixtape “Grandson Vol. 1” which came out on September 19, 2019. It featured tracks like “Crazy Story” and “War With Us” and peaked at number 53 on the Billboard 200.

Von’s second mixtape “Levon James” dropped on March 6, 2020. It included hits like “2 A.M.” “Rollin” featuring YNW Melly and “Took Her to the O” which became his most successful single. The mixtape debuted at number 40 on the Billboard 200.

Throughout 2020, Von released several music videos for songs from “Levon James” including “On Yo Ass” with G Herbo and “Trust Issues” featuring Yungeen Ace. He continued to drop singles like “Grandson For President” and “Broke Opps” with corresponding music videos.

In 2020, King Von started working on his first official album. He released the lead single “Why He Told” on July 27, 2020, along with a music video on YouTube. Another single “All These Niggas” featuring Lil Durk came out the same day but without Von due to legal reasons. It quickly racked up 24 million views in just two months.

King Von Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Later that year, King Von dropped more singles and music videos like “How It Go” in August and “I Am What I Am” with Fivio Foreign in October. These tracks built up to his debut album “Welcome to O’Block” which was released on October 30, 2020. The album featuring artists like Lil Durk and Moneybagg Yo reached high spots on several Billboard charts including number 5 on the Top 200 albums.

In interviews, King Von spoke about his dedication to his neighborhood and his growth as an artist compared to his previous work. Tragically he passed away just a week after the album’s release.

Following his death, several music videos were released posthumously. His influence continued with appearances on albums like Lil Durk’s “The Voice” which honored Von’s memory.

His manager revealed that Von had a substantial amount of unreleased music promising to continue releasing it to preserve his legacy.

In 2022 a new album titled “What It Means to Be King” was announced for release on March 4th. It featured collaborations with artists like 21 Savage and received positive attention reaching high positions on the Billboard charts.

Further posthumous releases included the album “Grandson” named after Von’s nickname with singles dropping in anticipation of its July 2023 release. The album featured many of his close collaborators and achieved notable success on various music charts.

King Von’s impact on the hip-hop scene continues to be felt through his music and the legacy he left behind.

Net Worth

King Von has an estimated net worth of $750 Thousand, according to Celebrity Net Worth. King Von’s main source of net worth came from his career as a rapper and music artist. He earned money through record sales, streaming royalties from his music being played online, performing live at concerts and shows, and also from merchandise sales related to his music.

Additionally, he likely earned income from collaborations with other artists and possibly investments he made with his earnings. Overall, his music career was the primary driver of his financial success.

Personal life

King Von Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Bennett had an on-and-off relationship with Texas rapper Asian Doll but they were reportedly not together when he died. He had three children – a son and two daughters.

His cousin Calboy is also a rapper.

In April 2014 Bennett was questioned by police after a shooting but wasn’t charged due to inconsistent witness statements.

In July 2014 he was arrested for a shooting in Chicago that resulted in one death and two injuries. He faced serious charges but was found not guilty in December 2017.

In May 2019 Bennett and another rapper Lil Durk were arrested in Atlanta for allegedly robbing and shooting someone. Durk was released on bond after weeks in jail and charges against him were later dropped in October 2022. Bennett was also released on bond.

Death

King Von Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

On November 6, 2020, in Atlanta Georgia King Von and his friends got into a fight with Quando Rondo’s group outside a hookah lounge. The argument turned violent leading to gunfire. King Von was shot several times and rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Sadly he passed away later that day at the age of 26.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation reported that two people died and six others were injured in the shooting. One of those injured 22-year-old Timothy “Lul Timm” Leeks was later arrested for King Von’s murder. Charges against him were dropped in August 2023 under Georgia’s “stand-your-ground” law.

King Von was laid to rest in Chicago on November 14, 2020. He was remembered during the 64th Annual Grammy Awards in the memorial segment.

In August 2021 a mural honoring King Von was painted by artist Chris Devins on a wall overlooking Martin Luther King Drive in Chicago. The mural depicting King Von with a backward baseball cap and a silver “O’Block” chain representing his neighborhood sparked debate among locals. Some felt it could attract gang activity and glorify violence associated with gangs.