Video: King Von – “Grandson For President” (Remix)
Annihilating the Instrumental from Crime Mob’s “Knuck If You Buck,” Von Shares His First New Song Since Last Month’s LeVon James
“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
He’s known as one of the game’s best storytellers, but King Von is equally effective when he just cuts loose and raps. Furiously setting fire to a familiar beat, King Von shares “Grandson For President” (Remix), his latest video single. Sampling the signature percussion and single-note melodies of Crime Mob’s classic “Knuck If You Buck,” Von turns the intensity up to ten, dialing up a snarling flow for a fiery verse: “Basically/Hottest rapper slangin’ heat/I could kill you on a beat or kill yo ass up in the streets.” In the video, the Chicago native kicks back in his Atlanta mansion, rocking his O-Block chain as DrewFilmedIt‘s camera follows his every move. “Grandson For President” is Von’s first new release since LeVon James, the rapper’s Billboard 200-charting recent project, which dropped in March.
With a title that alludes to Von’s G.O.A.T. aspirations and a cover that pays homage to LeBron James’s pre-game chalk ritual, LeVon James is a fierce and invigorating listen, painting a vivid picture of Chicago chaos atop glistening instrumentals from Von’s frequent collaborator Chopsquad DJ, among others. Following up 2019’s successful Grandson Vol. 1 (over 350 million total streams), the new project reaffirms the Only The Family rapper’s rep as one of the game’s best storytellers–he packs detail and wit into his edge-of-seat rhymes without losing his expert sense of time and place–and expands his box of tools to include melodic rave-ups like “Rollin,” and inspirational trap ballads like “See Me Make It.“ The new project hosts the wildly successful single “Took Her To The O“ (14 million views), recently spawning a Genius Verified video, and the G Herbo-collaboration “On Yo A**“ (5.4 million views). Most recently, Von shared the video for “Trust Issues” (4.2 million views), a relationship-driven rap ballad with an appearance from Yungeen Ace, and told the story of a robbery in “3 A. M.” (5 million views). LeVon James is available everywhere via Only The Family/EMPIRE.
Von recently wrapped up “PTSD Tour,” a nationwide tour headlined by G Herbo. Showcasing Von’s raucous live show, the tour criss-crossed the nation for multiple sold out dates, and featured performances of tracks from LeVon James and Grandson Vol. 1–including his Gold-certified breakout hit “Crazy Story” (which recently surpassed 50 million views on YouTube).
Watch “Grandson For President” (Remix): https://youtu.be/XRNjRcKZc1A
Buy/Stream LeVon James: https://empire.lnk.to/LevonJames
LeVon James tracklist:
- Something Else
- Took Her To The O
- On Yo A** (ft. G Herbo)
- 2 A.M.
- Down Me (ft. Lil Durk)
- Rollin (ft. YNW Melly)
- Same As Us
- Message (ft. NLE Choppa)
- Broke Opps
- Trust Issues (ft. Yungeen Ace)
- Don’t Want To Be Me
- Str8 (ft. Tee Grizzley)
- 3 A.M.
- Baguettes (ft. Lil Durk & Booka600)
- See Me Make It
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.
“Grandson For President” (Remix): https://youtu.be/XRNjRcKZc1A
“3 A.M.”: https://youtu.be/lAXVzK4wTeA
“Trust Issues” ft. Yungeen Ace: https://youtu.be/48MzKNCtlQg
LeVon James: https://empire.lnk.to/LevonJames
“On Yo A**” ft. G Herbo: https://youtu.be/Pry4dmwmdQ0
“Took Her To The O”: https://youtu.be/hzt31eJTGxo
Buy Tickets for the “PTSD Tour”: https://gherbo.com/tour/
“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