American disc jockey and record executive from New York City, DJ Kay Slay died at the age of 55.
No cause of death was given now. DJ Kay Slay was 55 years old, according to The Post and Hot 97.
According to the TMZ reports, the hip-hop ambassador passed away on Sunday, first confirmed by Wack 100, and then others, as tributes started to pour in from across the industry. His family writes, “Our hearts are broken by the passing of Keith Grayson, professionally known as DJ Kay Slay.”
They add, “A dominant figure in Hip Hop culture with millions of fans worldwide, DJ Kay Slay will be remembered for his passion and excellence with a legacy that will transcend generations.”
He’s most famous for his mixtapes — cranking out more than a dozen dating back to 2003 — plus other solo and compilation artists, which often featured huge names in the game … including Nas, Swizz Beatz, N.O.R.E., Raekwon, Lloyd Banks, and Foxy Brown.
American Record Executive, DJ Kay Slay Died At 55
NYC DJ Kay Slay Dead From Covid at 55 https://t.co/3yy1yzWPCC— TMZ (@TMZ) April 18, 2022