The Chicago-based rapper who recently released his album ‘Welcome to O-Block’ as a homage to the life and times of growing up in the Southside of Chicago, was shot dead in a shooting at a night club in Atlanta.
The 26-year-old rapper was up and coming in the world of hip-hop and had a long road ahead of him. But destiny had other plans. King Von has had a history of getting into trouble or being involved with those who create trouble.
The rapper was out with his gang when they soon got involved in a heated argument with two strangers. This result in a shootout that killed King Von and left three others injured.
King Von Net Worth Was Around $280,000 to $700,000.
King Von started his rap career in 2018. He owes a lot of it to the rapper Lil Durk, a childhood friend of Von. In fact, it was after Lil Durk put some sense into Von that he finally started staying out of trouble and focused completely on his rap career.
He was signed to Lil Durk’s music label/collective ‘Only The Family’ (OTB). Since signing to OTB in 2018, King Von has released quite a number of singles and albums like “Crazy Story”, “Problems”, “Cousins” and many more.
The American Rapper has made about $40,000 every month. Therefore this puts King Von’s net worth somewhere around $280,000 to $700,000.
The Habit of Always Landing in Trouble
King Von, whose real name is Dayvon Daquan Bennett, was born in Chicago. Since a young age, Von had numerous run-ins with the authorities. He was arrested time and again during his teenage years. His legal troubles started when he was just 16, that’s when the rapper went to jail for the first time.
The Chicago rapper was arrested and booked for unlawful possession of a firearm and sent to Cook County Jail in 2012. Trouble knocked at King Von’s door once again in 2014, when he was arrested in connection with a shooting in May that resulted in the death of several men and the injury of two others.
It was during his time in prison when Von earned the title of “Grandson”. The nickname refers to David Barksdale, the founder of the Black Disciples.
The Atlanta Shootout that Killed Von
The shootout took place due to Von and his gang getting into an argument with two strangers resulting in critical injuries to three men.
According to the statement issued by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation:
“The preliminary investigation indicates that Dayvon Bennett, aka King Von, and a group of men left the Opium Nightclub and went to the Monaco Hookah Lounge. Once there, two men approached the group in the parking lot, and the two groups of men started to argue with each other. The argument quickly escalated to gunfire between the two groups.”
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