Reporting live from the trenches of Chicago’s South Side, King Von is one of rap’s most vital new voices. Recently freed from a litany of legal issues, King Von broke out in a big way earlier this year with “Crazy Story,” a gripping narrative that earned over 28 million views on YouTube, as well as 14.7 million combined streams on Apple and Spotify. Today, Von revisits his narrative with “Crazy Story 2.0,” which adds a verse from Von’s close friend and Only The Family (OTF) label boss Lil Durk.
Switching up usual auto-tuned style and adopting Von’s rhythmic and aggressive patter, Durk adds a fiery new verse, commenting on the state of gang violence in Chicago and telling a crazy story of his own. “Crazy Story 2.0″ follows up “Cousins,” described as “a bloodthirsty revenge tale that slaps,” which has over 1.9 million views on its official video.
King Von said, “Since I dropped ‘Crazy Story,’ I’ve been feeling a different type of respect I get from artists that’ve been in the game longer than me. After that song came out…it’s like ‘oh, he can rap rap,’ so now I’m getting features from established artists that Durk would usually get.”