Days prior to King Von’s shooting death outside an Atlanta hookah lounge on November 6, the Chicago-bred rapper stopped by Audiomack for an interview and recorded an exclusive “Bless The Booth” freestyle in support of his Welcome To O’Block album.
The streaming platform-publication unleashed the menacing freestyle on Monday (December 21) and Von’s vivid storytelling was put on display once again regarding his rugged Chi-Town upbringing throughout the 70-second speed burst.
“And when we find them we gone stretch them/Heard he looking for his match, he done met him/Let’s talk bodies, I got several/They stopped me at the airport cause I keep that metal,” he aggressively punctures the gloomy production.
In one of his final interviews, Von reflected on what going to jail at a young age taught him.
“I got in trouble a lot, so I had to sit down in jail,” he said. “That made me learn to do everything on my own because I couldn’t depend on anybody but myself. Growing up, you learn from your dad or from wherever, you know? I learned a lot of shit in jail.”
Von’s Welcome To O’Block debut album was released on October 30 and reached the Top 5 of the Billboard 200 in the week following his death.
Lil Durk, Von’s mentor, made his return to Instagram on Sunday (December 20) paying homage to the fallen Chicago rapper with the release of his “Backdoor” single, which finds Durk rocking Von’s signature O’Block chain in the track’s visual. He also shared text messages between himself and the late Only The Family artist.
— damngoodalbums (@damngoodalbums1) December 21, 2020