King Von Shares “War” Ahead Of Posthumous Album
Ahead of Friday’s release of his posthumous album What It Means To Be King, King Von’s estate and OTF share the gripping new single “War.” Produced by frequent collaborator Chopsquad DJ, the song finds the Chicago rapper reflecting on his life growing up in O’Block and his desire to create a new beginning for himself.
The song really taps into Von’s knack for street storytelling and is a perfect representation of the raw passion he emotes through his lyrics and dynamic delivery that his fans know and love. “Dress a nigga up like a new stylist (Uh-huh) / Out for a year, nigga, when the trial is,” he raps, referencing the pending trial that him and Lil Durk had for an Atlanta shooting in 2019.
“War” arrives weeks removed from Von’s February release of “I Don’t Play That.” The 21 Savage-assisted single, which is produced by Kid Hazel, serves as the lead single to his forthcoming album. His estate’s latest offering comes two days ahead of What It Means To Be A King. The cover art is a nod to Von’s debut album Welcome To O’Block, featuring his distinct intense stare and the album’s title scribed in Von’s own handwriting.
Given the string of singles that we’ve received so far, King Von’s latest project will hopefully honor his legacy in the right way. Listen to “War” below.