He’s known as one of the game’s best storytellers, but King Von is equally effective when he just cuts loose and raps. Furiously setting fire to a familiar beat, King Von shares “Grandson For President” (Remix), his latest video single. Sampling the signature percussion and single-note melodies of Crime Mob’s classic “Knuck If You Buck,” Von turns the intensity up to ten, dialing up a snarling flow for a fiery verse: “Basically/Hottest rapper slangin’ heat/I could kill you on a beat or kill yo ass up in the streets.” In the video, the Chicago native kicks back in his Atlanta mansion, rocking his O-Block chain as DrewFilmedIt‘s camera follows his every move. “Grandson For President” is Von’s first new release since LeVon James, the rapper’s Billboard 200-charting recent project, which dropped in March. Enjoy this video stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
With a title that alludes to Von’s G.O.A.T. aspirations and a cover that pays homage to LeBron James’s pre-game chalk ritual, LeVon James is a fierce and invigorating listen, painting a vivid picture of Chicago chaos atop glistening instrumentals from Von’s frequent collaborator Chopsquad DJ, among others. Following up 2019’s successful Grandson Vol. 1 (over 350 million total streams), the new project reaffirms the Only The Family rapper’s rep as one of the game’s best storytellers–he packs detail and wit into his edge-of-seat rhymes without losing his expert sense of time and place–and expands his box of tools to include melodic rave-ups like “Rollin,” and inspirational trap ballads like “See Me Make It.“ The new project hosts the wildly successful single “Took Her To The O“ (14 million views), recently spawning a Genius Verified video, and the G Herbo-collaboration “On Yo A**“ (5.4 million views). Most recently, Von shared the video for “Trust Issues” (4.2 million views), a relationship-driven rap ballad with an appearance from Yungeen Ace, and told the story of a robbery in “3 A. M.” (5 million views). LeVon James is available everywhere via Only The Family/EMPIRE.
Von recently wrapped up “PTSD Tour,” a nationwide tour headlined by G Herbo. Showcasing Von’s raucous live show, the tour criss-crossed the nation for multiple sold out dates, and featured performances of tracks from LeVon James and Grandson Vol. 1–including his Gold-certified breakout hit “Crazy Story” (which recently surpassed 50 million views on YouTube).
LeVon James tracklist:
- Something Else
- Took Her To The O
- On Yo A** (ft. G Herbo)
- 2 A.M.
- Down Me (ft. Lil Durk)
- Rollin (ft. YNW Melly)
- Same As Us
- Message (ft. NLE Choppa)
- Broke Opps
- Trust Issues (ft. Yungeen Ace)
- Don’t Want To Be Me
- Str8 (ft. Tee Grizzley)
- 3 A.M.
- Baguettes (ft. Lil Durk & Booka600)
- See Me Make It
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