The rap world is supporting legendary New York deejay Kay Slay, who is now on life support.
Music producer and manager Wack 100 has informed his 350,000 Instagram followers that Kay Slay has been in hospital for two weeks after contracting the novel coronavirus. Wack said Slay’s condition has steadily deteriorated and he has been placed on a ventilator and asks for the fans’ prayers.
The radio station that employs Kay Slay, 55, real name Keith Grayson, also asked fans to rally around him.
They ask everyone to please respect their privacy during this time and to 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 wonderful graffiti art.
Kay Slay then got into drug distribution and landed in prison in the late 1980s. After his release in 1990, Kay Slay sold mixtapes to support herself.
Slay was so prolific and talented with the mixtapes that he earned a second ascent to national prominence. Eventually, Slay’s studio was visited by luminaries of the operatic world like 50 Cent, Eminem, Kid Capri, Foxy Brown and many more.
Another legendary rapper, LL Cool J, is sending Kay Slay positive vibes on Twitter.
“Send strength @djkayslay. Love you bro,” James Todd Smith wrote.