NYC Legend DJ Kay Slay Dies At 55 Following COVID-19 Battle

New York City hip hop legend DJ Kay Slay has died at the age of 55 following a lengthy battle with COVID-19. The iconic DJ passed away on Easter after being hospitalized for four months.

Slay first made a name for himself as a graffiti artist under the tag name “Dez,” before gaining recognition as a DJ in NYC’s mixtape scene. In 2003, his major label debut, The Streetsweeper, Vol. 1, reached No. 4 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. He would also go on to host The Drama Hour on Hot 97.

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