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Commentary: Violent death of rapper King Von reminds us how people across the country are dancing to the music of revenge and murder in Chicago

I was supposed to talk with Chicago-born rapper Dayvon Bennett, aka King Von, but never got the chance before he was gunned down on Nov. 6 outside an Atlanta nightclub.

It's not every day that a reporter with a background in both crime and pop culture gets a chance to interview someone seen as both a fast-rising hometown rap star and a coldblooded killer. His music had hit the Billboard Hot 200 before his death, but several of his singles, including "Take Her to the O," hit the Hot 100 posthumously.

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