It’s been over a month since breakout Chicago rapper, King Von, was shot and killed in Atlanta. This was as a resulted of a shootout between his and Savannah, GA rapper, Quando Rondo‘s crews. Von was initially seen throwing the first punch while unarmed.
Close friend and fellow Chicago rapper, Lil Durk, took to Instagram to pay homage to his friend and then shortly deactivated his account. From that point, Durk decided to remain off the radar for over a month.
Durk Returns To Instagram And Promotes New ‘Back Door’ Single
On his IG feed, he shared two clips from the video. Fans on Twitter and IG have since approved of this record. This is the first single released by Durk since “The Voice” in early September. That is also expected to be the official title for his upcoming sixth studio album.
Durk Was Featured On Drake’s ‘Laugh Now Cry Later’ Single
In August, Drake put out his “Laugh Now Cry Later” single and this also featured Durk. This instantly became a hit nationwide as it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Durk’s feature mixed well with Drake and the music video also went viral.
It was shot at the Nike Headquarters in Beaverton, OR as it featured cameos from athletes such as Odell Beckham Jr, Marshawn Lynch, and Kevin Durant. Drake and Durk were also seen riding jet skis in the night.
Durk’s ‘Just Cause Y’all Waited 2’ Album Dominated The Charts
Durk has been very consistent with his releases in 2020 and it has paid off. In May, he also released his fifth studio album, “Just Cause Y’all Waited 2.’ This contained the hit single “3 Headed Goat” feat. Lil Baby and Polo G.
The album ended up debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Both the album and single also reached gold status by the RIAA in the US. 3 Headed Goat still remains as the most popular record by Durk of 2020 as well.
Durk And King Von Collaborated Frequently
Prior to Von‘s tragic passing, Durk made sure to hit up the studio with him plenty of times. Durk was even featured twice on Von’s debut studio album, “Welcome To O’Block” in October on the songs “All These N**gas” and “Back Again” which also included Prince Dre.
That album went on to peak at No. 5 on the Billboard 200. It was also Von’s second project of 2020 as he put out his “Levon James” mixtape back in March. The title pays homage to NBA great, LeBron James.