Pioneering hip hop artist DJ Kay Slay has actually died of complications from COVID-19ByThe Associated PressApril 18, 2022, 4:08 PM – 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleNEW YORK– Pioneering hip hop artist Keith Grayson, who carried out as DJ Kay Slay and worked with leading stars, has passed away of problems from COVID-19. Graysons death at age 55 on Sunday was verified by his family in a statement released through New York radio station HOT 97, where he hosted “The Drama Hour” for more than twenty years.”A dominant figure in hip hop culture with countless fans worldwide, DJ Kay Slay will be kept in mind for his enthusiasm and quality with a legacy that will transcend generations,” the family declaration said.Grayson grew up in Harlem, immersed in New York Citys early hip hop scene. He got his start as a teenage graffiti artist and was featured in the 1983 hip hop documentary “Style Wars.”He started offering bootleg mixtapes on street corners in the early 90s and launched his first studio album, “The Streetsweeper, Vol. 1,” in May 2003. Grayson released several more albums and worked with the similarity Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Jadakiss and Busta Rhymes.”Hot 97 is surprised and saddened by the loss of our precious DJ Kay Slay,” the station said in a statement.
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