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DJ Kay Slay Passes Away After Battling COVID-19



It has been confirmed, that DJ Kay Slay, also known as Keith Grayson, took his final bow.

DJ Slay (Grayson’s) Fight

DJ Kay Slay fell ill in 2021. Sources indicate that he was hospitalized in December as of result of COVID-19. His battle was not an easy one. Unfortunately, his tangle with COVID-19 was long-lasting and like many whose complications were a little too severe, Grayson required assistance breathing. As a result, he was put on a ventilator. However, it seemed like things were beginning to turn for the better.

Things were Looking Up

Although Grayson continued to fight, he was finally removed from the ventilator, as Wack 100 updated last week. According to the personality

He’s been off the #ECMO machine for a couple of weeks now

But his fight was far from over. And this is also a fact that Wack 100 acknowledged.

“Let’s continue our prayers as our brother continues to fight.”

A Hip-Hop Legend Takes His Rest

Unfortunately, things don’t always turn out the way we hope.  Sadly, Grayson’s battle with COVID-19 was one he couldn’t win.

On Sunday, Apr. 17, 2022, Slay took his rest at 55.

Who was Slay?

Slay, aka Grayson, was a vibrant presence in the hip-hop community. He was an artist in the true sense of the word, known for his graffiti, deejaying, and iconic mixtapes. However, he wasn’t just “Dez,” the graffiti artist; he was a first-rate hip-hop artist in every sense of the word.

Slay and Hip Hop

According to a source, Slay had six studio albums under his belt. Of those albums, he saw two of them climb up the charts. The Streetsweeper, Vol. 1, climbed to number four. And The Streetsweeper, Vol. 2 climbed to number ten, and to shed a little light on his passion, he was making musiup until his illness came about. In fact, Slay’s final album, The Soul Controller, was released right before he got sick.

His Light Lives On

Today is a sad day for the family, friends, and community. Loss is not easy and it is always bittersweet when the battle is particularly arduous. So, we send our deepest condolences and respects.

So with that we echo the words of Slay’s family to all our readers,

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. And we ask that you respect our privacy as we grieve this tragic loss.

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