King Von sadly passed away in 2020 after violence outside a hookah louge 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. A posthumous King Von album “What It Means To Be King” is on the way.
King Von’s estate has released an enticing track for fans called “War” ahead of the release of his posthumous What It Means to be King album. The sinister single was released at noon ET on Wednesday, March 2. Von, who was tragically killed in a shooting in November 2020, had previewed the music on Instagram Live earlier that year before it went online.
After a video of someone rapping the second verse became viral on TikTok, “War” gained traction. The contents of “War” are quite standard for King Von, who uses colorful storytelling to touch on his street life, the downfall of his oppositions, and much more. He even mentions Scotty 2 Hotty, a former WWE wrestler.
My bullets come get you fast like a Bugatti/I’m goin’ Scotty like too hotty/You gettin’ shot up if you too c-cky/We slide with sticks like we play hockey/And you not a killer if you only got two bodies.
On March 4, What It Means to Be King will be available on streaming providers. The 19-track project also features 21 Savage’s previously released single “Don’t Play That.” Following King Von’s tragic death, this is the first posthumous project to be released for the Chicago native.