Rising rapper King Von has released his anticipated debut mixtape, Grandson Vol 1.
The 13-track project features contributions from Booka 600 and Lil Durk, who’s the head of Von’s label, Only the Family. The tape also features the rapper’s viral hit, “Crazy Story,” which has since been reworked by Asian Da Brat and CupcakKe.
“When I was in jail, I got the name ‘Grandson’ because I reminded people of [Chicago gangster David Barksdale, aka] King David,” Von explained in a press release. “The older guys in jail, guys who were around when David was around, would call me that ’cause I carried myself like him.”
“King David was a legendary figure, and a guy that everybody looked up to. He ran the streets with his own morals, and his own code, and that’s the code I live by too. That’s why people call me ‘Grandson.’ Everybody wanted to follow me, and be around me,” he added.
Von previously released the Jusblo 600-assisted “Cousins” in March. Stream Grandson Vol 1 here: