DJ Kay Slay, a beloved DJ and report govt whose actual title was Keith Grayson, is lifeless at 55 years previous following a months-long battle with COVID-19. Scorching 97 confirmed the information this morning by sharing a press release from Grayson’s household.
The assertion reads, “Our hearts are damaged by the passing of Keith Grayson, professionally often called DJ Kay Slay. A dominant determine in hip hop tradition with tens of millions of followers worldwide, DJ Kay Slay can be remembered for his ardour and excellence with a legacy that may transcend generations. In reminiscence of DJ Kay Slay, our household needs to thank all of his associates, followers, and supporters for his or her prayers and nicely needs throughout this troublesome time. We ask that you just respect our privateness as we grieve this tragic loss.”
Grayson, who was also referred to as the “Drama King,” hosted “The Drama Hour” on Scorching 97 for over 20 years. They shared their very own assertion about his passing:
In January 2020, Grayson’s brother Kwame Grayson revealed the DJ had been battling COVID-19 since December 27 and famous of his situation, “He’s positively not going to die. […] He was slowly fading away, however God didn’t let that occur. The whole lot in time and after they discovered who he was, they bought him powered up once more. So he’s up and going. He’s like in a restoration state, however he’s positively not going to die. You may belief me on that.”
Grayson’s greatest industrial success was his debut album, 2003’s The Streetsweeper, Vol. 1. On that challenge alone, he labored with Eminem, 50 Cent, Fats Joe, Funkmaster Flex, Joe Budden, Remy Ma, and Wyclef Jean. The album’s greatest single (and Grayson’s greatest general when it comes to chart success) is “Too A lot for Me,” which options Nas, Child, Cunning Brown, and Amerie. It peaked at No. 53 on Billboard‘s Scorching R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.