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Quando Rondo Reveals What Happened the Night of King Von’s Murder

[ad_1] Quando Rondo is sharing details of what happened on Nov. 6, 2020, the night King Von was tragically shot and killed in Atlanta.In the first installment of a multiple part interview with The Breakfast Club's Angela Yee, which premiered on Quando's official YouTube channel today (April 12), the Savannah, Ga. rapper told his side of the story of the altercation between his and King Von's crews that resulted in gunfire."I walked to the car, I tell my brother, I say, ‘It’s this amount to park right here,’” the Diary of a Lost Child rhymer tells Yee, referring to Timothy "Lul Timm" Leeks, who was charged with the murder of King Von. “I said, ‘I’m not going...

Quando Rondo Appears to Diss King Von During Virtual Performance

[ad_1] Quando Rondo is catching heat for seemingly referring to King Von's death during a virtual concert over the Easter holiday weekend.Early Sunday morning (April 4), a video clip of Quando Rondo's virtual performance from Saturday (April 3), in which the 22-year-old rapper takes aim at the late King Von, surfaced on social media. "He got caught without that pole and now that bitch ass nigga gone … I'll piss on his grave," Quando says before he starts rapping. In the brief video, the QPac rhymer never makes mention of King Von directly, but many people on social media have assumed the Savannah, Ga.-born rapper is referencing Von.King Von died on Nov. 7, 2020 after sustaining gunshot wounds during...

King Von’s Accused Killer Being Released on $100,000 Bond

[ad_1] Timothy "Lul Tim" Leeks, the man the Atlanta police arrested for shooting and killing King Von last November, has been granted a bond and will soon be a free man.According to Fulton County Court records, Leeks, who has been in jail since he was taken into police custody on Nov. 19, 2020, has been granted a $100,000 bond. He posted the bond on Friday (March 26). Despite reports that Leeks, an affiliate of Savannah, Ga. rapper Quando Rondo, was released, XXL has confirmed with the Atlanta Police Department that he remains behind bars as of press time. "He’s still in jail. He does have a $100K bond and must be fitted...

King Von Speaks on His Come Up Two Weeks Before His Death

[ad_1] Remember My NameKing Von speaks on his come up two weeks before his tragic death.Words: Eric DuckerEditor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the Winter 2020 issue of XXL Magazine, on stands now.On Nov. 6, 2020, hip-hop lost one of its most promising talents when Chicago rapper King Von, 26, was shot and killed outside the Monaco Hookah Lounge in Atlanta, just one week after the release of his debut album, Welcome to O’Block. Around 3 a.m., an altercation between two crews turned into a shootout that also involved two officers from the Atlanta Police Department—one working as off-duty security for the club. In addition to Von, Chi-Town native Mark Blakely...

Rappers We’ve Lost in 2020

[ad_1] In 2020, the hip-hop community has suffered the loss of over a dozen talented rappers who made great strides in the rap game. Throughout the year, rappers have tragically died due to drug overdoses, being shot and even suffering from COVID-19 complications.Arguably, one of the most devastating deaths in 2020 was the passing of Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke. The charismatic rhymer, who's credited for elevating the Brooklyn drill rap scene, was shot and killed in Los Angeles on Feb. 19, 2020. His death stunned both his rap peers and devoted fans. Three adult males and two juveniles have been arrested and charged in connection to the late rapper's murder.Later on in the year, two...

Quando Rondo Appears to Respond to King Von’s Murder on New Song

[ad_1] Despite reports connecting Quando Rondo to the shooting incident that led to King Von's death earlier this month, the Georgia rhymer has remained silent, until now.On Friday afternoon (Nov. 20), a new tracked called "End of Story" was uploaded to Quando's official YouTube channel. On the song, he appears to break his silence and speaks on the incident as well as his involvement in the shooting.On the track's chorus, Quando acknowledged that he hadn't spoken out publicly since King Von was shot and killed on Nov. 9 outside of Monaco Hookah Lounge in Atlanta."Sometimes the best response is none at all/You probably would've left your mans, that ain’t one hundred, dawg/See nowadays,...

Quando Rondo Not Being Investigated in King Von Shooting: Report

[ad_1] Looks like there has been a development in last week's shooting that led to King Von's death.Following speculation that Quando Rondo's crew was allegedly involved in the incident, tying the Savannah, Ga. rhymer to the crime, according to a report from TMZ on Friday (Nov. 13), sources are saying that Quando and his team were acting in self-defense. The outlet also reports that he isn't being investigated in the shooting.Sources close to Quando Rondo reportedly told the outlet that he wasn't trying to fight outside of the Monaco Hookah Lounge on Nov. 6. It's worth noting that video footage of the fight that took place prior to the shooting surfaced online earlier this week. The...

Quando Rondo Show Canceled Due to His “Legal Situation”

[ad_1] Following rumors of his crew's involvement in the murder of King Von on Nov. 6, Quando Rondo's forthcoming show set to take place in Georgia later this month has been canceled.On Monday (Nov. 9), the Shockflow Entertainment & Event Planning Center announced the cancelation of Quando's show, which the venue had been promoting since last month. The event was scheduled for Nov. 28 in Brunswick, Ga."CBS had to cancel the event due to Quando Rondo Legal situation!  Stay tuned for more events at SHOCKFLOW," the company said yesterday, referring to CBS Entertainment, which is likely the promotional company that helped set up the performance.While the company steered clear of disclosing any specifics regarding...

Suspect Charged With Murder in King Von’s Death

[ad_1] A suspect has been arrested for the murder of 26-year-old Chicago rapper, King Von.On Saturday (Nov. 7), the Atlanta Police Department revealed they have arrested 22-year-old Timothy Leeks and charged him with murder in Von’s death. “Mr. Leeks is in police custody at Grady Hospital where he is undergoing treatment for a gunshot wound,” Atlanta police spokeswoman Marla Jean Rooker tells XXL. “The homicide of Bennett is closed with this arrest.”As previously reported, Von, born Dayvon Bennett, was shot and killed following a brawl turned shooting outside the Monaco Hookah Lounge in downtown Atlanta on Friday (Nov. 6). According to authorities, a fight broke out between a group of men Von...

Hip-Hop Reacts to King Von Being Killed

[ad_1] Hip-hop is mourning the loss of King Von.On Friday (Nov. 6), King Von was killed at the age of 26 following a shooting incident in Georgia.According to the Atlanta Police Department and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, an altercation took place outside of at a nightclub around 3:20 a.m. in Atlanta this morning. Reports say that three people were fatally shot. Rumors are circulating that the incident was between Von's camp and members of Quando Rondo's team. However, there's no truth to these claims at the moment.The Georgia Bureau of Investigation identified King Von as one of the men killed during the altercation in a tweet this afternoon, writing "The GBI is investigating an OIS involving APD Officers. Six...