Video: King Von – “Crazy Story”
The Lil Durk Protege Gives the Visual Treatment to the Lead Single From Only The Family Involved Vol. 2, Releasing on December 21st
With a steely intensity and a soft-spoken charisma, King Von’s lyrical realism caught the ear of Lil Durk. Flexing his expert storytelling ability, Von recounts a tale of a robbery gone wrong in “Crazy Story,” his latest single. Von mimics a conversational patter, packing his story with intimate detail, but also building in digressions and brags: “I’m just laughin/Coulda been a pimp, the way I move my lip/I be speedin’/Coulda been a driver, the way I push the whip.” In the video, Von enthusiastically relates the story to his boys, intercut with dramatized clips of the gripping story. “Crazy Story” is an excellent introduction to King Von, showing all the skills that convinced Lil Durk to sign Von to his Only The Family label.
“Crazy Story” will appear on Only The Family Involved Vol. 2, Lil Durk’s upcoming label compilation mixtape for his Only The Family crew. The follow-up to this summer’s Only The Family Involved Vol. 1, Vol. 2 is a celebration and a coronation for King Von, who seamlessly fits in with the rest of the label. Featuring numerous contributions from OTF standouts like Booka600, OTF Ikey, Doodie Lo, and more, Only The Family Involved Vol. 2 releases on December 21st via EMPIRE.
King Von was born in the South Side of Chicago, growing up in O Block, the area that produced Chief Keef. Blinded by the poverty and violence of his neighborhood, Von turned to a life of crime at an early age, stealing bikes in middle school, and running with gangs in high school. At age 16, Von went to jail for the first time, commencing a near-decade where Von did not spend more than a full year out of prison. 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 put him on. Within six months, Von had a series of viral hits, including the sinister “Problems,” which has over 1.2 million views after its debut on Lil Durk’s YouTube channel, and the defiant “War Wit Us,” which has over 832k YouTube views in its first month of release.
Stay tuned for Only The Family Involved Vol. 2, coming December 21st.
Watch “Crazy Story”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC8NmE3H-zs
Listen to “Crazy Story”: https://Empire.lnk.to/Crazystory
“War Wit Us”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3nOr7vjif4