Dayvon Daquan Bennett, better known by his stage name King Von or V Roy, was an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois, who lived from August 9, 1994 to November 6, 2020. Only the Family, Lil Durk’s record label, and Empire Distribution signed him.
Bennett and his group were involved in an incident with Quando Rondo’s gang outside of the Monaco hookah lounge in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 6, 2020, at around 2:15 a.m. Bennett was shot many times during the altercation, which swiftly escalated into gunfire.
He was then airlifted to a hospital in critical condition, where he died later that day at the age of 26. Two people were slain, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Six people were injured, with one of them being arrested for the murder of V Roy while receiving treatment for a gunshot wound. Timothy Leeks, also known as Lul Timm, a rapper, was identified as the suspect.
V Roy on Twitter
He joined twitter in 2012 and was active on the platform a few days before his death. He has over 400k followers and was following 502 people on twitter.
Bennett is said to be the father of three children. He had an on-again, off-again relationship with Texas rapper Asian Doll, but the two were reportedly not together when he died.
Bennett was honored during the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards’ In Memoriam montage. In August 2021, artist Chris Devins painted a mural of V Roy in Parkway Gardens, Chicago (where V Roy was from).
It was intended to be a memorial to the late rapper. The artwork, however, sparked debate among Chicago locals, with some claiming that it would draw gang-related crime to the region and that it glorified gang brutality. The mural was suggested to be removed or moved to a different location.
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Career of V Roy
King Von’s tune “Crazy Story” became his breakout single after fellow rapper Lil Durk signed him to his Only the Family label on December 6, 2018. Von’s girlfriend, rapper Asian Doll, created a music video for her song “Grandson” about the artist on Valentine’s Day 2019, in which V Roy appeared.
In May 2019, Lil Durk’s “Crazy Story 2.0” was released, followed by a music video on May 20, 2021, which peaked at number four on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart. A third version of the track, titled “Crazy Story Pt. 3,” was released on September 13, 2019. Lil Durk and King Von released their joint single “Like That” on July 9, 2019. V Roy released his single “What It’s Like” on September 2, 2019. The song was later included on his first album, Grandson, Vol. 1. V Roy released his 15-track mixtape Grandson, Vol. 1 on September 19, 2019, which features Lil Durk on two tracks.
The album debuted at 75th on the Billboard 200 and 27th on the Hip Hop/R&B albums chart. V Roy released his single “2 A.M.” on November 16, 2019. V Roy released his single “Rollin” featuring YNW Melly on November 29, 2019, along with a music video.
One of his most popular songs is Nugget. It was included on his mixtape, Levon James, which debuted at number 63 on the Billboard 200 on March 6, 2020. NLE Choppa, Tee Grizzley, G Herbo, Lil Durk, and YNW Melly, among others, have verses on the album. V Roy released his track “Grandson for President” on April 29, 2020, and it was a hit.
He followed that up with the release of a music video for Levon James’ song “Broke Opps.” On July 27, 2020, he released another track, “Why He Told,” followed by another hit single, “All These Niggas,” featuring Chicago rapper Lil Durk, which has over 21 million views on YouTube. On August 26, 2020, he released a new single called “How It Go.”
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