King Von tragically passed away in 2020, but it appears his team and Empire are preparing to deliver a second posthumous album.
Von’s manager, 100K Tracks, teased that another LP could be on the way for later this year, but looked to fans for ideas on what to title the project.
“Yup it’s that time again @kingvonfrmdao ?/?/23 Album Ready @nima_empire @ghazi @empire @otf @_gbg_gbg_ @100kmgmt @__tmac__1 @_djbandz – what would von name it though,” he wrote.
Plenty of King Von fans excitedly welcomed the idea of more music from the drill rapper after the warm fan reception to 2022’s What It Means To Be King project.
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“Album name : LONG LIVE THE KING,” one person suggested while a Von fan page declared the posthumous body of work to be the album of the year even before its arrival.
What It Means to Be King debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 last March with 59,000 total album equivalent units in the first week.
Meanwhile, King Von’s name recirculated in the news last week when a witness speaking to the FBI claimed that the “Crazy Story” rapper placed a $100,000 bounty on FBG Duck.
According to rap blog Chicago Scene 88, an FBI report cites an unnamed witness they spoke to in August 2020, just weeks after Duck’s murder, who stated that King Von allegedly first offered $50,000 for anyone who killed Duck, before later upping the reward to $100,000.
Duck was murdered after being ambushed by four assailants while shopping in Chicago on August 4, 2020.
The witness, who claims the OTF rhymer celebrated FBG Duck’s murder by buying everyone in O’Block a new chain, also identified the alleged shooters, including Marcus “Muwop” Smart, who the witness claims conducted several murders on behalf of O’Block.
King Von was shot and killed following a skirmish with Quando Rondo’s crew on November 6, 2020, outside an Atlanta hookah lounge. He was 26 years old.