DJ Kay Slay: Hip-hop legend is dead

DJ Kay Slay
Hip hop legend is dead

DJ Kay Slay has died at the age of 55.

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DJ Kay Slay has died at the age of 55. Rappers like Snoop Dogg and Ice-T have paid tribute to the hip-hop star on Instagram.

DJ Kay Slay died at the age of 55 after suffering from a corona disease. The DJ and radio host was also known under the pseudonyms The Drama King or Kay Slay and as a graffiti artist under Dez. Keith Grayson, his real name, died last Sunday after a month-long battle with the disease.

“DJ Kay Slay is a dominant figure in hip-hop culture with millions of fans worldwide and will be remembered for his passion and excellence with a legacy that will last for generations.” according to “People” in a statement from his family. The hip-hop network Hot 97, where Kay Slay hosted shows, explained at Twitter: “As a cultural icon, Kay Slay was more than just a DJ, to us he was family and an important part of what made Hot 97 the successful station it is today.”

Rappers mourn him

The hip-hop world has also spoken out about DJ Kay Slay’s death. Rapper Snoop Dogg (50) posted on Instagram a picture of the deceased with the words: “Thank you for being you. God bless your soul. Say hello to my mother for me.”

Also has 50 cents (46). with a common picture and the words “rest in peace, K slay, God bless you” remembered the DJ. Colleague Ice-T (64) explained: “I followed his whole struggle in the hospital. I honestly thought he was going to pull through. This really hurts. F… Covid. Rest in Peace Drama King.”


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