King Von, Chicago rapper, was shot and killed in an Atlanta nightclub one year ago this past November. Von died in the midst of his meteoric rise in hip-hop, which was aided by his 2020 project, Welcome To O’Block. Von has been remembered in a variety of ways since his death, most notably by Lil Durk, who often referred to him as “twin.” The majority of the music from the latter rapper has been in the form of guest appearances, but that is changing today with Von’s latest single.
For “Don’t Play That,” Von and 21 Savage team up. The song is another example of Von’s direct, to-the-point raps, which leave little room for frills or games. It’s because of this approach that 21 Savage is an ideal guest for the song, as he delivers razor-sharp bars in his verse. After his estate released videos for “Mine Too,” “Jump,” and “Armed & Dangerous,” King Von made a posthumous appearance on the F9 tracklist prior to this single.
21 Savage recently collaborated with JID and Baby Tate on the song “Surround Sound.” That collaboration came after he released two new songs in 2021, “No Debate” and “Big Smoke.” Furthermore, Savage stated that it is time for a new album, which should be welcomed by his fans.
Stream “Don’t Play That” below.