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How tall was King Von? Slain Chicago rapper's height sparks Reddit discussion

Jane Corscadden November 12, 2020
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How tall is King Von? Following the emerging Chicago rapper’s death on 6 November at the age of 26, fans are looking back at his life. His height has been a specific area of interest for Reddit users who have been following King Von’s career.

How tall was King Von?

It seems that King Von (real name Dayvon Daquan Bennett) was 5’ 9″ (or 175cm).

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However, fans have suggested Von may have been taller than this. On Reddit, they used this photo of King Von standing beside rapper Lil Durk as proof:

Some fans believe King Von may even have been as tall as 6’3. For now, King Von’s exact height seems to elude fans.

Looking back on his career

King Von was a Chicago-based drill rapper who moved to Atlanta to find further success.

Described as a “fearless storyteller”, King Von was signed by childhood friend and fellow rapper Lil Durk to his record label Only The Family.

On this label, Von released the breakthrough single Crazy Story in 2018, which put his name on the drill map.

King Von used his storytelling craft to relay to listeners the struggles of his upbringing in Chicago. He grew up in Chicago’s South Side, specifically at the 6400 block of South Dr Martin Luther King Jr Drive, nicknamed O Block. O Block is named after 20 year old Odee Perry, a member of the Black Disciples gang who was shot dead on the block in 2011.

This is the same block Michelle Obama grew up on. However, it has recently become known as one of the most dangerous blocks in the US.

Other popular tracks from King Von included a collab with Lil Durk called All These N**gas that currently has 29 million views on YouTube.

King Von’s 15 track mixtape released in 2019, Grandson Vol 1, debuted at 75 on Billboard 200 and 27 on the Hip Hop/R&B Chart.

King Von’s death

King Von was shot dead outside a nightclub in Atlanta on Friday 6 November.

Timothy Leeks, a 22-year-old man from Savannah, Georgia, was arrested and charged for murder the following day.

Recent footage taken just before King Von was fatally shot show that he had been involved in an altercation with rapper Quando Rondo outside the nightclub.

It was believed that three people died in the shooting that claimed Von’s life, though on Saturday police said two were killed and one remained in critical condition. Three others were also wounded at the scene.

Following King Von’s death, rival rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has kept their rivalry going by trolling Von’s friend, Lil Durk.

Fan tributes to the rising Chicago drill rapper have been coming in since his death.

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Jane is a freelance journalist from Belfast, Northern Ireland specialising in news, culture and politics. She studied Politics at Queen’s University Belfast before completing a Journalism MA at the University of Ulster. Always trawling social media and keeping up to date with the latest trends and crazes, her main interest lies in digital culture and internet trends.