A memorial for DJ Kay Slay was held this weekend on the famed Apollo Theater on Sunday—precisely one week after the legendary DJ misplaced his battle with COVID-19.
In line with a report from HipHopDX, Fats Joe, LL COOL J, Kool DJ Purple Alert, Papoose, Melle Mel, third Bass MC Pete Good, Eric B., Busta Rhymes, Remy Ma, Van Silk, Artwork of Rap co-founder Mick Benzo and DJ Chuck Chillout had been among the many many hip-hop luminaries who attended the memorial alongside Kay Slay’s household and buddies.
The report notes that a big rose-colored picture of the previous HOT97 host shared the stage along with his glittering gold casket.
In a clip shared by HIpHopDX on Instagram, Grandmaster Flash & the Livid 5 founder Melle Mel who was shut with Kay Slay, born Keith Grayson, took to the stage to share his recollections. He stated, partly, “He did that! Kay Slay, he did that! And he all the time stored me within the loop. However I didn’t know that he was the identical as me till a few days in the past. And the factor that I wish to convey to y’all, in any case that was stated and finished, and in any case that is going to be stated and finished about this nice man, he placed on a present. He had a job to do and he did his job. And what I’m asking y’all, Did y’all have a very good time? Did you benefit from the present!? Did you benefit from the Kay Slay parade?!”
The viewers roared in response.
The hip-hop legend spoke to the outlet after the service including, “The actual fact is we did what we did and Kay Slay did what he did and he deserves all of us to return out, and that’s what I did. He’s gonna dwell on as a result of we fly the identical flag and it’s referred to as Hip Hop. Kay ain’t by no means going nowhere. That’s our brother.”
Legendary hip-hop promoter Van Silk, certainly one of DJ Kay Slay’s closest buddies, informed DX that The Drama King’s “contribution to hip hop is one thing we cannot overlook. His legacy might be preserved on the Common Hip Hop Museum respectfully. His property is nicely run and arranged by nice individuals Kay Slay trusted.”
Govt Director of Common Hip Hop Museum Rocky Bucano additionally spoke to DX, saying, “Kay Slay was greater than a DJ, he was one of many biggest cultural ambassadors of Hip Hop.”