Chicago Rising Star King Von Enters Partnership With EMPIRE

The Rapper Behind the Gold-Certified “Crazy Story” Will Release LeVon James Album on March 6th

Critical Praise:

“King Von’s original ‘Crazy Story’ is the kind of thing hip-hop heads should crave: an immediate and distinct piece of cinematic rap that makes time for flirting and gangbanging all in one ferocious verse. The Chicago rapper details an attack on an opp that keeps you engrossed all the way to the very end” – The 405

“King Von’s incredibly vivid story-telling rhymes have propelled him to the forefront of Chicago drill rap.” – The FADER

“King Von excels in using his storytelling as a device to portray the struggle of growing up in Chicago.” – Pitchfork

The Announcement:

Emerging as one of rap’s best storytellers, as well as one of his city’s most popular young emcees, Chicago rapper King Von is ready to level up. Today, Von announces that he has partnered with EMPIRE for the release of his new project LeVon James out March 6th. The partnership, in tandem with Lil Durk’s imprint Only The Family (OTF), will accelerate the 25-year-old artist’s steady rise. Gaining momentum since his debut single “Problems” in 2018, the rapper recently earned a Gold certification from the RIAA for his 2019 breakout hit “Crazy Story.”

King Von’s relationship with EMPIRE dates back to the 2018 OTF label mixtape Only The Family Involved Vol. 2. The San Francisco-based music company helped release King Von’s debut mixtape Grandson Vol. 1 (350 million total streams) in October 2019.

With the ink dry on his new partnership, King Von announces LeVon James, his upcoming album. With a title that alludes to Von’s G.O.A.T. aspirations, LeVon James is a fierce and invigorating listen, packed with gripping street stories, ferocious flows, and production from frequent Von collaborator Chopsquad DJ, among others. Featuring appearances from King Von’s mentor Lil Durk, along with G Herbo, YNW Melly, NLE Choppa, Tee Grizzley, Yungeen Ace, and Booka600LeVon James arrives on March 6th via Only The Family/EMPIRE.

Along with the album, King Von announces his role as the primary support for G Herbo on the “PTSD Tour.” Kicking off in Brooklyn on February 27th (Brooklyn Steel),  the 28-date nationwide tour passes through Atlanta (Tabernacle) on March 11th, and Joliet, IL (The Forge) on April 3rd before wrapping up in Cleveland (House of Blues) on April 7th. Tickets for the “PTSD Tour” are available at GHerbo.com.

In January, Von shared the video Crazy Story Pt. 3 (5.1 million views), a continuation of his breakout hit, complete with visuals that complemented his narrative, and earlier in 2020, he collaborated with Sada Baby on Pressin (5.7 million views).

Buy Tickets for the “PTSD Tour”: http://gherbo.com/

Please contact Michelle or Kierra for more info.

The Background:

King Von was born in the South Side of Chicago, growing up in O Block, the area that produced Chief Keef.  After rightfully beating an erroneous murder charge that could have put him away for life, King Von took inspiration from heroes like Lil Wayne and turned to rapping, linking up with Lil Durk who signed him to his OTF label. Within six months, Von had a series of viral hits, including the sinister Problems,” which has over 3.4 million views after its debut on Lil Durk’s YouTube channel, and the defiant “War Wit Us,” which has over 3.8 million YouTube views. With “Crazy Story” currently burning up urban radio (it recently reached #76 on the nationwide chart), Von seems to be on the fast track to translate his fervent local following into national fame.


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Buy Tickets for the “PTSD Tour”: http://gherbo.com/

“Crazy Story Pt. 3”: https://empire.lnk.to/CSP3 // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpxzPXaYyM4

“No Flaws”: https://youtu.be/S2bXCpA0BfY

Grandson Vol. 1https://empire.lnk.to/grandson1

“What It’s Like”: https://empire.lnk.to/WhatItsLike // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tziU4jTJ6uQ

“Crazy Story 2.0” ft. Lil Durk: https://Empire.lnk.to/Crazystory2 // https://youtu.be/lO7T9KLI7qA

“Cousins” ft. JusBlow 600: https://youtu.be/coPTwq-Lb2U

“Crazy Story”: https://Empire.lnk.to/Crazystory // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC8NmE3H-zs

“Problems”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnHUoUgUsdE

“War Wit Us”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3nOr7vjif4