King Von was an up and coming rapper from Chicago, Illinois who was tragically killed in a shooting during an altercation outside of a nightclub in Atlanta, Georgia on November 6, 2020. Von was transported to the hospital in critical condition where he later died from his wounds. He was only 26 years old.
King Von was known for his unique style of rapping, incisive storytelling and his catchy songs. He was a rising star in the rap industry and had a bright future ahead of him. King Von’s death was a shock to the music world and his fans. His music lyrics and quotes were inspirational to many who faced similar struggles as King Von faced growing up, all the way until his tragic death.
Take a few minutes to read through the collection of King Von inspirational quotes below and get inspired!
King Von Inspirational Quotes About Life
Inspiration can be found everywhere, whether it’s rural America or the inner city streets. American rapper and hip hop artist, King Von inspired many through his song lyrics and quotes.
Below are just a few inspirational quotes that you can draw from.
“I feel like I do my own thing. My music is truly me.”
“I wanted to showcase my career. I wanted people to see what I accomplished. I want to share my journey with the world.”
“It ain’t like I’m ugly. People just don’t like me because I’m different.”
“Cause I am who I am.”
“When you feel lost, keep your head up.”
“Do what you do.”
“My life is a testament to the fact that if you’re willing to work hard, and if you give it your all,
you’ll get far in life.”
“I don’t know how to be weak.”
“It don’t matter what anybody say about me or who am I, I’m just here to make things happen for myself and my brother.”
“You gotta keep moving forward.”
Best and Memorable King Von Inspirational Quotes
Rapper King Von, who is fond of conveying his message through thought-provoking lyrics, has a few meaningful words of wisdom that are worth sharing below. These are some of his best quotes.
“Remember, life is only as hard as you make it.”
“My goal is to change my city. My goal is to make the city of Chicago a global city. One day I’ll be paying rent in my mansion in the city of Chicago.”
“If you not about your business, you not worth it.”
“My favorite people are the ones who don’t have to say anything out of respect for me.”
“You can do this. You gotta fight for yourself and fight for your family, and fight for Chicago.”
“All I want is one day of peace without no police brutality or nothing like that.”
“You either gonna wait on it or you gonna go and get it.”
“Everybody gets knocked down but us Chicagoans are too strong for that shit.”
“To get anywhere you have to go through someone else first.”
“Let’s stop acting like artists, because if we aren’t entrepreneurs soon the music industry won’t be.”
“We need to do something great, something big for our city.”
“You have to go harder so everybody can talk about you. The more people know you, the more money you get.”
Best King Von Inspirational Quotes and Lyrics
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
“If I tell I love you, I mean it.”
“We are strong, but we are stronger together.”
“You gotta look out for your people, man.”
“I remember the times I had nowhere to go.”
“Do you ever get that sad feeling out of nowhere?”
“Time goes by, and sh*t just changes, man. People get old. People got their own sh*t going on. You know how that goes.”
“I’m not doing sh*t for anything. I don’t give a f*ck about any of that sh*t. I don’t care about people, I care about my people.”
“You gotta do what you gotta do”
“They just saying shit, you know.”
“I got lot of people to take care of.”
“Give positive vibes out even though what we rappin’ about is really just entertainment right now. It’s just music.”
“Don’t believe all that shit, man.”
“I am what I am. What I’m not, see I’ll never be.”
“Shit just rhymes . . . it’s just hypothetical.”
“A person that stands for nothing will fall for anything.”
“My sneakers Louboutin, these ain’t Puma’s.”
King Von’s Story
King Von’s real life, just like his music is both tragic and interesting.
According to King Von, he dropped out of school in the fifth grade. Later he would find success through gangsta rap music and eventually made enough money in his music career to support his family and give them a better life. Von’s music is based on the street life in Chicago and the particular style of song he creates is quite unique.
King Von (Dayvon Bennett) was born in Chicago, Illinois, on August 9, 1994 and grew up in a rough area in Chicago. He had nine siblings. Six half-siblings from his father Walter E. Bennett and three siblings from his mother Taesha. Due to his father’s imprisonment, his mother was responsible for raising him on her own, fell on hard times and struggled to make ends meet.
King Von’s father died after being shot when he was 11. Later, King Von would honor his father in a number of songs, most notably in the song “Exposing Me”.
King Von spent some time behind bars at the age of 16 in connection with a shooting in which Malcolm Stuckey was murdered and two other people were injured. King Von was charged in 2014 with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder but later he was cleared of all charges.
King Von turned his life around and started concentrating on his musical career working with Lil Durk’s record label. It’s worth noting that King Von’s first couple of albums were very well received but they fell short of success. King Von claims to have released a lot of content that wasn’t received well and was disappointed.
The first time he gained recognition was when one of his songs made it to the top 40 charts.
King Von also attended South Suburban College, where he received some college credits, prior to his imprisonment for the alleged crimes. While incarcerated, he completed his GED and then became a member of the street gang known as the Black Disciples.
King Von’s Discography
King Von’s body of work is impressive considering he was only 26 years old when he died. See King Von’s entire discography below.
Studio Albums and Mixtapes
Grandson, Vol. 1 (2019)
- Went Silly
- Crazy Story
- Crazy Story, Pt. 3
- Twin Nem (Ft. Lil Durk)
- Fuck Yo Man
- No Flaws
- What It’s Like
- Hoes Ain’t Shit
- War With Us
- Jet (Ft. Booka600)
- Mama’s Boy
- Crazy Story 2.0 (Ft. Lil Durk)
Levon James (2020)
- Something Else
- Took Her to the O
- On Yo Ass by King Von & G Herbo
- 2 A.M.
- Down Me by King Von & 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.
- Baguette’s by King Von & Lil Durk (Ft. Booka600)
- See Me Make It
Welcome to O’Block (2020)
- Armed & Dangerous
- Mine Too
- The Code (Ft. Polo G)
- Why He Told
- Back Again by King Von & Prince Dre (Ft. Lil Durk)
- Gleesh Place
- All These Niggas (Ft. Lil Durk)
- Can’t Relate
- Mad At You (Ft. Dreezy)
- Ain’t See It Coming (Ft. Moneybagg Yo)
- I Am What I Am (Ft. Fivio Foreign)
- How It Go
- Wayne’s Story
What it Means to be King (2022)
- Where I’m From
- FaceTime (Ft. G Herbo)
- Don’t Play That by King Von & 21 Savage
- Straight To It (Ft. Fivio Foreign)
- Trust Nothing (Ft. Moneybagg Yo)
- Evil Twins by King Von & Lil Durk
- Too Real
- Rich Gangsta (Ft. Tee Grizzley)
- My Fault by King Von & A Boogie wit da Hoodie
- Change My Life
- Hard To Trust (Ft. Dreezy)
- Get Back by King Von, Boss Top & DQFrmDaO
- Get It Done by King Von & OMB Peezy
- Chase the Bag
- Go N Get Em (Ft. Boss Top)
- Grandson For President
- Family Dedication Outro
- How I Rock (Tooka Pack)* (Ft. Polo G)
- Body Snatchers (Wicc City)* (Ft. NLE Choppa)
- Fight Now
- Real Oppy*
- Know It*
- Act Up*
- Problem* (Ft. Sada Baby)
- See It*
- NASA (High Speed)* (Ft. Muwop & Youngin (O’Block))
- Where He At*
- European 5*
- Let It Bust (Phil Jackson) (Ft. Polo G)
- They Gone Fold* by King Von & Lil Durk
- Five Hunnid* by 42 Dugg (Ft. King Von)
- Demons In My Head*
- Trust* by Youngin (O’Block) (Ft. King Von)
- Kill Niggas*
- Do You Really Trust*
- Come Around* (Ft. Boss Top)
- D.O.A. (Run Up)*
- That’s Pressure*
- Fly Lil Hoe*
- Started Young*
- Pick a Side*
- IDK You*
- Only the Family Involved Vol.1 (2018)
- Only the Family Involved Vol.2 (2018)
- Family Over Everything (2019)
- Loyal Bros (2021)
Top Ten King Von Songs
- Took Her to the O
- I am What I am
- Crazy Story
- 3 A.M.
- How it Go
- The Code
- Armed & Dangerous
- Trust Issues
- Wayne’s Story
- Grandson for President
Editor’s Thoughts and Final Words
Whether you like rap music or not, you can find inspiration from King Von in many different ways.
Personally, I take inspiration from Von’s body of work. What King Von was able to accomplish in such a short span of his life inspires me to do even more in my life. Considering Von’s childhood, upbringing and environment, this makes his accomplishments even more impressive.
You might also take inspiration from the King Von inspirational quotes and lyrics above. A deep look at his quotes uncovers a young man that wanted to do good for his family, and the community.
To accomplish great things in life it requires hard work and for you to go outside your comfort zone. This is the most important thing yet so many of us spend our whole life (which is a long time . . . ) just waiting for good things to happen out of thin air. It requires your whole energy to do things the right way.
I think of people like Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Winston Churchill, Henry Ford, Thomas A. Edison, Steve Jobs and Oprah Winfrey. The only thing that separates us from them is our choice to drive the outcome that we’re looking for every single day.
King Von’s life was short . . . but he made it count!
Everyone should take note . . .