Video: King Von – “Crazy Story Pt. 3”
The Rising Chicago Rapper Shows Off His Unparalleled Narrative-Building in a Visceral Video from Grandson Vol. 1
“One of Hip-Hop/R&B’s ‘Artists To Watch’ of 2020…While his melodic raps make him a certain fit in today’s hip-hop landscape, it’s the storytelling prowess he displayed with his vivid ‘Crazy Story’ series that has Lil Durk’s protege on the doorstep of greatness.” – Billboard
“King Von’s original ‘Crazy Story’ is the kind of thing hip-hop heads should crave: an immediate and distinct piece of cinematic rap that makes time for flirting and gangbanging all in one ferocious verse. The Chicago rapper details an attack on an opp that keeps you engrossed all the way to the very end” – The 405
“King Von’s incredibly vivid story-telling rhymes have propelled him to the forefront of Chicago drill rap.” – The FADER
“King Von excels in using his storytelling as a device to portray the struggle of growing up in Chicago.” – Pitchfork
With his dramatic delivery and artful attention to detail, King Von is quickly building a reputation as one of rap’s best storytellers. Concluding a narrative from his breakout single, Von shares “Crazy Story Pt. 3,” his new video.
In last year’s “Crazy Story,” a runaway hit that established Von as one of Chicago’s most exciting emcees (48.5 million views), Von told a tale of a heist gone wrong, stopping the action right at the most suspenseful moment. In “Pt. 3,” he delivers the thrilling conclusion, in which he narrowly escapes a hairy situation with his life, and later gets revenge on those who wronged him. Directed by JMP, the video brings Von’s words to life with cinematic flair, capturing every detail and painting a grim portrait of the realities of street life.
“Crazy Story Pt. 3” was a highlight from Grandson, Vol. 1, Von’s 2019 debut mixtape. Building off a series of buzzing singles and guest appearances, Grandson, Vol. 1 paints a compelling portrait of the Only The Family signee, providing insight into his family upbringing, his stints in prison, and his grappling with rap fame. The new tape brings the gripping drill narratives for which Von is known, but also finds the rapper embracing new styles and modes on singles like the darkly romantic “F*ck Yo Man“ and the spritely confident “No Flaws.“ Featuring appearances from Von’s OTF brethren Lil Durk (on “Crazy Story Pt. 2“) and Booka600, Grandson, Vol. 1 is available to stream everywhere via Only The Family/EMPIRE.
More recently, Von assembled with his OTF crew for some standout verses on Family Over Everything, the recent Only The Family label mixtape, and earlier this month, he collaborated with Sada Baby on “Pressin“ (3.1 million views). Stay tuned for much more from King Von in the coming weeks.
Watch “Crazy Story Pt. 3”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpxzPXaYyM4
Buy/Stream Grandson Vol. 1: https://empire.lnk.to/grandson1
Grandson Vol. 1 tracklist:
1. Went Silly
3. Crazy Story
4. Crazy Story, Pt. 3
5. Twin Nem (Feat. Lil Durk)
6. F*ck Yo Man
7. No Flaws
8. What It’s Like
9. Hoes Ain’t Shit
10. War Wit Us
11. Jet (Feat. Booka600)
12. Mama’s Boy
13. Crazy Story 2.0 (Feat. Lil Durk)
King Von was born in the South Side of Chicago, growing up in O Block, the area that produced Chief Keef. After rightfully beating an erroneous murder charge that could have put him away for life, King Von took inspiration from heroes like Lil Wayne and turned to rapping, linking up with Lil Durk who signed him to his OTF label. Within six months, Von had a series of viral hits, including the sinister “Problems,” which has over 3.4 million views after its debut on Lil Durk’s YouTube channel, and the defiant “War Wit Us,” which has over 3.8 million YouTube views. With “Crazy Story” currently burning up urban radio (it recently reached #76 on the nationwide chart), Von seems to be on the fast track to translate his fervent local following into national fame.
“No Flaws”: https://youtu.be/S2bXCpA0BfY
Grandson Vol. 1: https://empire.lnk.to/grandson1
“Cousins” ft. JusBlow 600: https://youtu.be/coPTwq-Lb2U
“War Wit Us”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3nOr7vjif4