King Von sadly passed away in 2020 after gang violence escalated into gunfire. Von was only 26 years old and just starting his career. Welcome to O’Block was King Von’s only studio release in his lifetime.

The estate of King Von has made a huge announcement that’s got fans very excited. A posthumous King Von album is on the way. “What It Means To Be King” is coming soon.

Billboard exclusively reported the news of new music from King Von. The album will drop in March. Von’s final release will be a long-awaited moment of closure for his fans.

“Packed with the ferocious bars and gripping narratives that earned Von his fanbase, the album features songs that range from introspective to aggressive to romantic while hinting at some of the creative avenues the Chicago rapper began to take prior to his death at age 26 in November 2020. A follow-up to his debut, What It Means to Be King, will be a bittersweet treat for fans, and a moment of closure for those who loved him most.”


The first single from the record, “Don’t Play That” features 21 Savage and is out now. A further tracklist has not been announced by Von’s estate. That should be coming soon.

King Von reached huge Billboard chart success after his untimely death. It was another case of a young promising star of hip hop taken too soon. This new album will be a bittersweet experience for fans.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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