PnB Rock has released a new song called “Rose Gold” that features a posthumous verse from the late King Von.
On the haunting track, the two rappers swap stories about life on the streets and pay tribute to their fallen friends. “Roy got killed, that made me crazy / Couldn’t do shit, I was in them cages / Fightin’ murder ones / Couldn’t even see my son,” Von spits.
Soon after recording his verse, Von was tragically shot and killed in November 2020. PnB pays tribute to his late friend on the track’s chorus: “Two-tone rose gold / Cartier skeleton / I ride with my dawgs whether right or wrong / I got all these scars ’cause my n***a’s gone.”
Speaking with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, PnB explained that he and Von met through a mutual friend and fellow rapper, Lil Durk. “Me and Von connected outside of music. I met him through Durk, and that’s the word,” the Philadelphia native recalled, per Complex. “He just was a cool individual; he was different. He was a rare breed.”
PnB also revealed that the collaboration came about via a Facetime call. “[When] I originally did the song… I was sitting on it; I had it for a day or two. Me and Von was FaceTiming. He was like, ‘Yo, send me one of them bonds.’
“I was like, ‘I ain’t going to lie. I did one of them jawns two days ago that you might go crazy on…’ It was kind of different, it’s like this some next level shit and then we got turn this one up. I sent it to him, he literally sent it back the same day,” PnB added.
“Rose Gold” is the latest posthumous King Von music to be released, following “Still Trappin’” with Durk, from his December album The Voice. On the other hand, PnB previously teamed up with Pop Smoke in February 2020 for “Ordinary,” just days before Pop was killed in a home robbery.
Listen to “Rose Gold” here: