Hip-Hop Community Pays Their Respect Following Passing Of The Legendary DJ Kay Slay

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The legendary, DJ Kay Slay, has passed away over Easter weekend.

Real name Keith Grayson, was a pioneer in the hip-hop world, and a beloved part of the HOT 97 family. The iconic DJ was 55-years-old at the time of his passing. “Our hearts are broken by the passing of Keith Grayson, professionally known as DJ Kay Slay. 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” says Kay’s family in a statement released to HOT 97.

“In memory of DJ Kay Slay, our family wishes to thank all of his friends, fans, and supporters for their prayers and well wishes during this difficult time. We ask that you respect our privacy as we grieve this tragic loss” the statement continued.

Kay was loved deeply and widely by his fans, industry friends, colleagues and many alike. The likes of Fat Joe, LL Cool J, DJ Enuff, Jadakiss, Shaquille O’Neal, and many others pay their respects and send their condolences to the Drama King himself. Take a look below.


Kay’s impact, legacy, kind spirit and cultural influence will live on forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends, family, and loved ones at this time. May he rest peacefully.