DJ Kay Slay Dead at 55
Keith Grayson, better known as DJ Kay Slay was an American DJ and record executive.
Born on August 14, 1966 in New York City, Grayson began his career as a prominent graffiti artist, and was even featured in a 1983 hip hop documentary, Style Wars.
By the early 2000s, he started his music career, releasing his debut album, The Streetsweeper, Vol. 1, on May 20, 2003.During his lifetime, he released six studio albums, The Streetsweeper, Vol. 1, The Streetsweeper, Vol. 2, More Than Just a DJ, The Big Brother, Hip Hop Frontline, and The Soul Controller.
The artist was referred to by The New York Times as
“Hip Hop’s One-Man Ministry of Insults”.
Kay Slay passed away at the age of 55 on Easter Sunday.
His death comes four months after the late star was first hospitalised with COVID-19.
On April 18, Hip Hop promoter Van Silk confirmed the New York City DJ and graffiti writer’s death stating that the world has
“lost a real dedicated person to the culture of Hip Hop.”
“My dear brother is gone. I’ve known him since he was 16 years old. He was my little brother. I introduced him to many and we did a lot of things together,”
he told the site.
“We last talked December because we were finishing up the 200 rolling deep project. He was gonna do his video part with MC Sha-Rock.”
His albums have sold more than 350,000 copies around the world.
He worked with artists such as Busta Rhymes, T-Pain, French Montana and Ray J.