Artist Profile: Speaker Knockerz
Speaker Knockerz was an exceptionally talented rapper and producer. With mega hit songs such as "Lonely', "Dap You Up", "Erica Kane", "Rico Story" and "Scared Money", Speaker Knockerz was an artist that was ahead of his time.
Before people recognized Speaker Knockerz as a dope artist, he solidified himself as a producer. Coming out of South Carolina in 2012, Speaker Knockerz produced for artists such as Gucci Mane, French Montana, Meek Milll, Young Dolph, and 2 Chainz. But despite Speaker Knockerz producing for big upcoming artists, he wanted to do more.
The young artist began to rap on his own beats. With Speaker Knockerz rapping, he started to develop a huge buzz. With his unique voice, melody, and cadence, Speaker Knockerz instantly caught listeners attention and gathered millions of views on his songs.
However, all that was cut short when Speaker Knockerz died at the age of 19 in March 2014.
Although Speaker Knockerz may have died young, he has significantly impacted the culture and the music. Whether it is Nav and A boogie using similar cadencies and melodies or Denzel Curry, Lil Uzi, and MadeInTyo paying tribute in their music, Speaker Knockerz was an important part in hip-hop.