The world of hip-hop had one much less legend in it as of Sunday (April 17). Following a four-month wrestle with a extreme case of COVID-19, iconic disc jockey, producer and file label govt DJ Kay Slay handed away at 55 to the devastation of lots of the style’s greatest names.
Born Keith Grayson, DJ Kay Slay was well-known for the Streetsweeper album collection he made with a supernova of all-star artists. Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, LL Cool J and Fats Joe had been all a part of the undertaking in some capability, and all of them have taken to social media to pay respects to their late collaborator. “Thank. U. @djkayslay for being u god bless ya soul,” Snoop captioned an Instagram photograph of Kay Slay flashing a backwards peace signal. “Say hello to my mama.”
“Such an actual one,” wrote LL Cool J on the platform. “So strong. Relaxation in energy King. I’m gonna miss you B.”
The famed DJ hailed from New York Metropolis and rose to prominence as a Type Wars-featured graffiti artist earlier than stepping right into a profession in music. He launched a number of albums along with the The Streetsweeper Volumes 1 and a couple of, together with his collaboration file with DJ Greg Avenue The Champions: North Meets South and his 2017 LP The Large Brother, which featured assists from Ice-T, Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller and plenty of extra.
“My brothers we misplaced a Common in the present day, a Pilar of our group,” Fats Joe wrote on Instagram, posting an outdated photograph of Kay Slay. “We are going to maintain this man within the highest regards for he’s an icon with regards to this tradition. We’ll preserve your identify alive so long as I’m right here. Harlem east facet stand the f–ok up.”
See how hip-hop artists are remembering DJ Kay Slay beneath.
We misplaced one of the SOLID MFs in HipHop.. I’ve been checking in on him his entire wrestle within the Hospital. I truthfully thought he was gonna pull by way of. This actually Hurts… F Covid. RIP to the Drama King ? #Kay Slay pic.twitter.com/5MyanPPPWo
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) April 18, 2022
— PUBLIC ENEMY (@PublicEnemyFTP) April 18, 2022
RIP DJ KAY SLAY ??
— TAPE TAPE & HOUSE EP NOW PLAYING (@LupeFiasco) April 18, 2022
Kay slay gave 40 years of his life to Hiphop . God bless your soul king ? .
— Wale (@Wale) April 18, 2022
RIP to DJ Kay Slay ???
— TRINA (@TRINArockstarr) April 18, 2022
Relaxation in Energy massive bro. I can’t even imagine I’m scripting this. Journey nicely my outdated pal. My condolences to his household and different mates hurting proper now. #DjKaySlay #Harlem pic.twitter.com/M7BFnG62iH
— Immortal Method (@ImmortalTech) April 18, 2022
Rattling. Relaxation in peace my man the drama king DJ Ok Slay. Large loss for NYC and hip hop . ??
— Alchemist Sort Beat (@Alchemist) April 18, 2022
RIP to the DRAMA KING ??????
— BENNY THE BUTCHER (@BennyBsf) April 18, 2022