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Lil Durk honors King Von on the late rapper’s birthday


Family, friends, and collaborators took today to remember King Von -- the late rapper would have celebrated his 27th birthday today. One of Von's closests friends and labelmate, Lil Durk, was among those who showed his love with a shoutout on Instagram.


“Happy birthday blooda your name forever lives on, real hood legend #KingVon,” Durkio captioned under a slideshow of photos. The first photo shows Durk and his crew posted at Von’s mural, which the Source reports was painted in the O’block neighborhood.


REVOLT TV reports the mural was completed after Lil Durk vowed to stop name-dropping in

his songs.


According to REVOLT, Durk announced via twitter that he would no longer

mention the deceased people either in his music going forward. “I’m not mentioning the dead in my songs no more or performing songs with their name in it… - big smurk” he wrote in one tweet.


Von was a big part of Durkio’s last album, The Voice. The two friends both shared

the front of the cover art for the album, Von was also featured on the track, “Still

Trapping.”


Von’s fans flooded the social media timelines wishing the late rapper a happy

birthday.