Rhyme Report King Von

Published on October 13th, 2020 | by Malcolm “A.S.T.A.T.E” Worsham


King Von & Fivio Foreign Share “I Am What I Am”

Throwing his weight behind his forceful delivery as he delivers gleeful put-downs and taunts, King Von knows exactly who he is. Raising his energy level in a new single with Fivio Foreign, Von shares “I Am What I Am.” Produced by Von’s regular collaborator Chopsquad DJ, who borrows BK’s signature sliding 808s and apocalyptic synths, “I Am What I Am” combines the styles of original recipe Chicago drill and it’s UK-informed Brooklyn offshoot. Confident in themselves and what they represent for their cities, the emcees trade bars as they promise a bad time for anyone who looks at them the wrong way. The song is almost maniacally propulsive, driven by Fivio’s wild ad-libs and Von’s ice cold hook, which has the internal logic of a street nursery rhyme:

I am what I am, what I’m not, see I never be
Ni**as woofin’ up until we meet
Catch him lackin’, put him on TV
And if I should die, I’m boostin’ the murder rate
My ni**as gon’ slide every day
He been talkin’ that shit, I can’t wait

Directed by Jerry Production, the video finds Von and Fivio bringing dozens of supporters to Von’s native O Block, as they sip Henny, count cash, and whip around in a Rolls Royce Wraith.

Von is currently preparing to release his official debut album, Welcome to O Block expected to be released on October 30th. Stay tuned for much more information about the upcoming album in the coming weeks.

Watch “I Am What I Am” ft. Fivio Foreign below.

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