The rap world is throwing its support behind legendary New York deejay Kay Slay, who is now on life support.
Music producer and manager Wack 100 informed his 350K followers on Instagram that Kay Slay has been in the hospital for the past two weeks after contracting the novel coronavirus. Wack conveyed that Slay’s condition has deteriorated steadily and he has been placed on a ventilator and asks for fans’ prayers.
The radio station that employs 55-year-old Kay Slay, whose real name is Keith Grayson, also asked for fans to rally around him.
They ask everyone to please respect his privacy during this time, and continue to send your positive energy and prayers. 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/oLm2yHp1dx
— HOT 97 (@HOT97) January 6, 2022
The DJ, graffiti artist, magazine owner and record executive first gained national fame via the 1983 documentary, Style Wars, for his wondrous graffiti art.
Kay Slay later got into drug distribution and landed in prison in the late 1980s. After his release in 1990, Kay Slay sold mixtapes to support himself.
Slay was so prolific and talented with the mixtapes that he earned a second rise to national prominence. Eventually, Slay’s studio was visited by the luminaries of the lyrical world like 50 Cent, Eminem, Kid Capri, Foxy Brown and many others.
Another legendary rapper, LL Cool J, send positive vibes to Kay Slay on Twitter.
“Send strength @djkayslay. Love u bro,” James Todd Smith penned.