Speaker Knockerz got the lyrics and the talent to make music, with which he would have dominated the American rap stage for a long time if he hadn’t died too early. The rapper fell in love with hip-hop as a child and began to make his own songs with his computer. Because of his talent, Knockerz was also very popular in social media and had a large following on various social media platforms. Despite all this, the young rapper no longer exists, and his family and fans must mourn and wonder why he died so young.
Well, here we will take you through the times and events in Knockerz’s life while remembering everything he could do with the details of the circumstances of his death as many questions were asked about what really killed the young rapper. The facts might shock you!
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Speaker Knockerz Real Name and Bio
Knockerz was born on November 6, 1994, in New York City, New York, the son of Derek McAllister Sr. and his wife Mesha Wilson, and was baptized Derek McAllister Jr. He had a younger brother named Christian McAllister, who is also a rapper and goes by the stage name Lil Knock.
Speaker did not have a rosy childhood as his father got involved in a swamp that led to his 10-year prison sentence. His mother, who feared that he and his little brother would eventually be influenced by the rough neighborhood in which they lived in New York City, decided to move with her boys to Columbia, South Carolina. In River City, Derek enrolled in Kelly Mill Middle School, later in Ridge View High School and Westwood High School.
In his teenage years, Speaker Knockerz developed a love for hip-hop and began writing his own songs with his computer. When his father was released from prison in 2010 and re-established contact with his family in Colombia, he realized how good his son was at music, and since he was a former musician himself, he did what any father would do for his son. Derek Snr. started to help his son to really hone his musical skills and it didn’t take long until 2010 when he released his first mixtape called Flight Delayed under the stage name Speaker Knockerz.
Flight Delayed not only drew attention to Knockerz, but it also opened the doors for his collaboration with other established artists in the industry. One year after his musical debut with his mixtape, Speaker Knockerz sold music beats mainly to artists like Meek Mill and Gucci Mane, while 2 Chainz, Lil’ Scrappy, and French Montana are known to have used his beats.
On the other side of his way to becoming a star, the young rapper took advantage of social media, especially YouTube, where he uploaded tons of videos as well as the original track of his song Lonely and many others. In total, he had three albums on his account under his record label Talibandz Entertainment: Fitness Father (2013), Married to the Money (2013), and Married to the Money II (2014).
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At the time of its death, Speaker Knockerz at the age of 19 years had a fortune, which is to lie between 250.000 and 400.000 dollars. His earnings came in large measure from his music, and this shows how successful he would have been if he had lived longer.
How Did Speaker Knockerz Die?
In the short time he lived and was famous (2010-2014), Knockerz was still an aspiring artist with a lot of musical juice that stands out on every rap stage. Unfortunately, he did not live that long but died during the ascent to the peak of his career.
Because he was so young and died so suddenly when no one suspected his demise, many people held and shared various things they believed were the cause of the young rapper’s death. At the top of the list is the fact that he probably did not recover from drug abuse, but in contrast, Knockerz died of a completely different cause.
Derek McAllister Jr. went missing on December 3, 2014, as his parents later revealed when he was found dead in his garage at Notch Road 2. During the investigation, authorities reported that no drugs were found on him, nor was there an anomaly that would allow suspicion of foul play. The Richard County medical examiner decided that he died of natural causes (heart attack).
The McAllisters have lived their lives ever since, his younger brother is currently doing well as a rap artist, while his father took over the Speaker’s music label Talibandz Entertainment after his death.