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    DJ Kay Slay Loses His Battle With COVID-19

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    DJ Kay Slay Loses His Battle With COVID-19

    Hip-hop pioneer DJ Kay Slay has passed away after a lengthy battle with COVID-19 at age 55. 

    The Straight Stuntin’ magazine founder died on Easter after a four-month hospital stay following contracting the dangerous virus. Since his diagnosis, there were several reports of his condition improving. However, it appears that the unpredictable illness took its toll. His family confirmed his passing in an official statement Monday.

     

     

    Kay Slay has spent decades establishing his name in hip-hop, becoming one of the most sought-after DJs in the music industry. He was a staple at New York’s Hot 97 radio station, where he hosted “The Drama Hour” for more than twenty years. 

    The tributes from fans, friends, and key figures in hip-hop poured in as news of his untimely death spread. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    “Rest In Peace to the Legend DJ Kay Slay. Thank you for everything you’ve done for the culture,” tweeted former G-Unit rapper Lloyd Banks.

     

     

     

    His longtime professional family at Hot 97 released a statement, calling Kay Slay a “cultural icon.”

     

     

     

    Throughout his illustrious career, Kay Slay has worked with Fat Joe, Ja Rule, 50 Cent, Jadakiss, and even Shaquille O’Neal on his short-lived record label DEJA34.  

    Let’s continue to keep the fans, and loved ones of DJ Kay Slay in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.