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New York’s DJ Kay Slay Has Passed Away Due To COVID-19



Kay, slay
Kay, slay

On Sunday, April 17th, Keith Grayson is better known as DJ Kay Slay died after a four-month battle with COVID-19 at the age of 55. Born and raised in Harlem, Kay Slay is an icon to the Hip Hop culture and helped paved the way for many artists to be successful. He had millions of fans worldwide who loved and supported him throughout his career. For over two decades he hosted “Drama Hour” at Hot 97, the New York radio station where he helped break some of the most iconic records.

We cherish the many memories created through the twenty-plus years he dedicated to the ‘Drama Hour.’ A cultural icon, Kay Slay was more than just a DJ, to us he was family and a vital part of what made Hot 97 the successful station it is today.” – Hot 97

Kay Slay was also known as the “Drama King,” for his hip-hop Streetsweeper series, which was launched back in 2003, and featured artists including 50 Cent, Foxy Brown, Eminem, Nas, and more, In December 2021, he shared his final album, The Soul Controller, featuring Snoop Dogg, The Game, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, and Too $hort.

In January 2022, it was reported that DJ Kay Slay was hospitalized for the coronavirus and was placed on a ventilator. The hip-hop community showed love and support by writing many heartfelt tributes on social media. From 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, and many more, Kay Slay was loved and respected by all.

“Rest In Peace K slay God bless you,” 50 Cent

Thank. U. @djkayslay for being u god bless ya soul. say hi to my mama.”Snoop Dogg

As we mourn this loss we will all celebrate his life and continue to have his name and legacy live on forever. #RIPDJKAYSLAY

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