Who was DJ Speaker Fox?
DJ Speaker Fox, whose real name was Christen Nilan, was a prominent Atlanta-based DJ and producer who worked with artists such as Yelawolf, Rittz, and Gangsta Boo. She was known for her mixtapes Dopeboy Anthems and Dope Girl Anthems, which showcased her eclectic taste and skills in blending hip hop, trap, and EDM. She was also a champion of the Atlanta party scene, where she earned the title of “Queen of ATL” for her energetic and interactive performances.
How did DJ Speaker Fox die?
According to her manager Xen Lang, DJ Speaker Fox passed away at the age of 35 on December 23, 2023. The cause of death has not been officially confirmed, but several sources have suggested that it was related to her struggle with substance abuse. In August 2023, she tweeted that she was in rehab and working on new music. She also posted a picture of herself smiling with the caption “Smile & the world smiles with you” on Instagram in 2017.
How did the music community react to DJ Speaker Fox’s death?
Many fans and peers in the music industry expressed their shock and sadness over DJ Speaker Fox’s death on social media. Some of the notable tributes came from DJ Z-Trip, Just Blaze, DJ Green Lantern, and Ferrari Shepard. They praised her for her genuine spirit, her passion for her craft and culture, and her influence on the Atlanta music scene. A memorial service for DJ Speaker Fox was held on December 29, 2023 at Passion City Church in North East Atlanta.
What is the legacy of DJ Speaker Fox?
DJ Speaker Fox leaves behind a strong legacy as one of the most talented and respected DJs in Atlanta and beyond. She was a trailblazer for female DJs and producers, who often face discrimination and challenges in the male-dominated industry. She was also a mentor and supporter of many emerging artists, who looked up to her for her expertise and guidance. She was a creative force who pushed the boundaries of music and culture, and inspired many people with her positive attitude and love for life. DJ Speaker Fox will be dearly missed by her family, friends, and fans, but her music and spirit will live on forever.