Single: King Von – “Crazy Story Pt. 3” (Prod. by Chopsquad DJ)
As He Prepares For Next Week’s Grandson Vol. 1 Mixtape, the OTF Rapper Gives His Breakout Hit a Thrilling Narrative Conclusion
With a well-developed sense of drama and a sharp eye for detail, Chicago’s King Von is a gripping storyteller. Finishing up the narrative that began with his breakout hit, Von shares “Crazy Story Pt. 3.” Reporting on a gangland mission gone wrong, “Crazy Story Pt. 3” updates Chopsquad DJ’s beat from the original “Crazy Story” to add a bit more eerie distortion, highlighting the sequel’s heightened stakes. In “Pt. 3,” the heist planned in the original “Crazy Story” goes haywire, as Von suffers a betrayal from the woman who originally alerted him to the heist opportunity. Suffering heavy gunfire, Von barely escapes with his life, laying low for a week before he enacts his revenge: “Damn I’m hype, let me tuck this pipe/Get up out of sight/Cause I see light, and them b*tches bright/Can’t go to jail for life.”
With over 38 million views on YouTube, the original “Crazy Story” was a massive street hit in Chicago, climbing to #76 on the national urban radio charts and inspiring a remix in “Crazy Story Pt. 2,” which featured Von’s mentor Lil Durk. “Crazy Story Pt. 3” is the latest single from Grandson Vol. 1, Von’s upcoming debut mixtape, following the thought-provoking and emotional “What It’s Like.” Building off a series of buzzing singles and guest appearances, Grandson Vol. 1 provides 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. Grandson Vol. 1 arrives on September 20th via Only The Family/EMPIRE.
Listen to “Crazy Story Pt. 3”: https://Empire.lnk.to/CSP3
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.
“Crazy Story Pt. 3”: https://Empire.lnk.to/CSP3
“Crazy Story 2.0” ft. Lil Durk: https://Empire.lnk.to/Crazystory2 // https://soundcloud.com/officialkingvon/crazy-story-20-feat-lil-durk/ // https://youtu.be/lO7T9KLI7qA
“Cousins” ft. JusBlow 600: https://youtu.be/coPTwq-Lb2U
“War Wit Us”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3nOr7vjif4