King Von sadly passed away in 2020 after violence outside a hookah lounge escalated into a violent shootout. Von was only 26-year- old, and he had just started making a big name for himself in rap music. The rapper’s posthumous album “What It Means To Be King” dropped on March 4th, and it appears to be a massive hit.
What It Means to Be King has given the late rapper his first top 5 debut at the Billboard. The album will claim the #2 spot on the Billboard 200 with 59,000 equivalent album units earned. According to Billboard, 55,000 of the units came from 79 million official streams. In addition to that, Von sold 4,000 traditional album units.
Just recently, Von’s crew released the video for “Too Real,” a track from the new posthumous album. In the track, Von delivers an emotional message while using a stutter-stepping rhythm. The music video was directed by his usual partner DrewFilmedIt.
The What It Means To Be King album gathers the previously unreleased songs from the artist’s catalog, those precious tracks he spit on before Lil Tim, an associate of Quando Rondo, murdered Von.
King Von’s posthumous album is packed with the fiery bars and riveting storylines that have gained him a massive fanbase. It is quite a drill rap album that could also be littered with self-snitching. The album also hints at some of the musical paths Von may have explored if he had more time with us.
What It Means To Be King smashed the collaboration project from DaBaby and YoungBoy Never Broke Again in sales. The album will debut at No. 10 with 28,500 equivalent album units sold. You can stream the album below.
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