Last Updated on March 8, 2022
Who Is King Von?
Dayvon Daquan Bennett, better known by his stage name King Von, was an American rapper and songwriter from Chicago Illinois.
Von broke onto the music scene in 2018 and went on to release a number of singles, in addition to featuring on tracks by several other artists. He eventually released his debut album, titled Welcome to O’Block, on October 30, 2020.
However, King Von never lived long enough to see his album rise through the charts. He was fatally shot on November 6, 2020, only a week after launching the album.
Read on for everything there is to know about King Von, including his biography, career information, cause of death, and net worth as at the time of his demise.
|Full Name:||Dayvon Daquan Bennett|
|Popular Name:||King Von|
|Birth Date:||August 9, 1994 – November 6, 2020|
|Parents:||Walter E. Bennett and Taesha Bennett|
|Siblings:||6 half-siblings from his father’s side and 3 siblings from his mother’s side|
|Birth Place:||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Education:||South Suburban College|
|Marital Status:||Was dating rapper Asian Doll before he died|
|Children:||True Bennett, Dayvon Bennett Jr., and Demi Rowe Bennett (with different women), as well as an unborn daughter by a woman named Skyler Knight|
|Net Worth:||USD 800,000 (as of November 6, 2020)|
|Source of Wealth:||Record & Album Sales, Songwriting, and Other Ventures|
|Height:||5′ 9″ (1.72 m)|
|Weight:||65 kg; In pounds: 143 lbs.|
Early Life and Career Information
Dayvon Daquan Bennett was born on August 9, 1994, in Chicago, Illinois, United States, to Walter E. Bennett and Taesha Bennett. Dayvon never really bonded with his father as the elder Bennett was in and out of his family’s life due to multiple incarcerations. He was fatally shot when Dayvon was only 11 years old.
Growing up without a father proved tough for Dayvon Bennett and it was only a matter of time before the streets had him. Bennett was first sent to jail at the age of 16. But this would only be the beginning of his numerous run-ins with law enforcement officers.
In 2014, Dayvon was accused of instigating a shooting that claimed one life and left another person grievously wounded. Fortunately for him, he was acquitted by the jury.
After his acquittal, King Von launched his rapping career. He formed a long-term collaboration with fellow rapper and friend Lil Durk.
Lil Durk signed Dayvon to his ‘Only the Family’ label. Von went on to release his single “Crazy Story” on December 6, 2018. The song would become his breakout single.
On February 14, 2019, King Von appeared in a music video for a song by his former girlfriend, rapper Asian Doll.
In May 2019, Von released the single “Crazy Story 2.0,” featuring Lil Durk. A music video for the song was released on May 20, 2021, months after King Von’s death. The video peaked at #4 on the Bubbling Under Hon 100 chart. A third rendition for “Crazy Story”, titled “Crazy Story Pt. 3,” was released on September 13, 2019.
On July 9, 2019, King Von released the single “Like That,” in collaboration with Lil Durk. Two months later, he released the single “What It’s Like.”
On September 19, 2019, King Von collaborated yet again with Lil Durk to release a 15-track mixtape titled Grandson, Vol. 1. The album debuted at #75 on the Billboard 200 and #27 on the Hip Hop/R&B albums chart. Von released more songs over the next couple of months, including the singles “2 A.M,” “Rollin” (ft. YNW Melly), and “Took Her to the O.”
On March 6, 2020, King Von released his second and last mixtape, Levon James. The mixtape features a number of rappers, including NLE Choppa, G Herbo, Tee Grizzley, YNW Melly, and Lil Durk. It peaked at #63 on the Billboard 200.
King Von’s debut studio album, Welcome to O’Block, was eventually released on October 30, 2020.
On November 6, 2020, a week after releasing his debut studio album, Kong Von was fatally shot in an altercation with Quando Rondo’s crew. The incident happened outside the Atlanta-based Monaco hookah lounge. Von was buried in Chicago, Illinois, on November 14, 2020.
King Von’s Net Worth
As at the time of his death, King Von had a net worth of $800 thousand. He had earned much of his wealth from his rapping and songwriting career.
Suffice to say, Von’s net worth could have been way higher if it weren’t for his incessant legal issues.
Lessons from King Von
1. Leave a legacy you can be remembered for
King Von may have died more than a year ago. But his songs still rule the airwaves.
2. Forge meaningful friendships
Dayvon was bosom buddies with fellow rapper Lil Durk. The duo collaborated in numerous musical projects. Their strong friendship even saw them arrested together and charged for robbery on one occasion. While that isn’t something to take pride in, it definitely says a lot about having a friend who can stick with you through thick and thin.
3. It pays to keep on the straight and narrow
King Von will be missed by millions of his fans worldwide. Unfortunately, his lifestyle also serves as a stern lesson that the trappings of street life are only short-lived.
Famous Quotes by King Von
• A man that stands for nothing will fall for anything.
• I am what I am, what I’m not I’ll never be.
• I drop a song and these niggas quote it, If he looking for me I’m prolly where his hoe is!
• We are strong, but we are stronger together.
• You gotta look out for your people, man.
It wouldn’t be too farfetched to claim that King Von died in the prime of his life and music career.
But while we’ll never hear from him again, his legacy will live on for several years.