DJ White Owl passed away this past Sunday. His close friend Pokerface broke the news on Instagram. The cause of death was hypoleukemia, which is an aggressive form of cancer.
During his years as a DJ, White Owl made a name for himself by releasing quality tapes at a rapid pace. His popular Drop That series has spanned over 100 volumes and he always stayed connected to all the music coming out online, including many up and coming acts. He was respected among the music industry and premiered songs from the likes of Lil Wayne, and members of Dipset and D-Block.
A few artists and DJs paid tribute to White Owl on Twitter:
Smh…. Rest in Peace DJ White Owl.
— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) June 6, 2016
RIP DJ Whiteowl
— DJ Green Lantern (@DJGREENLANTERN) June 6, 2016
Rest In Peace Dj Whiteowl
— BIG MIKE THE RULER (@bigmikeruler) June 6, 2016
In honor of DJ White Owl, listen to his first ever edition of Drop That from 2008. Rest in peace.