DJ Kay Slay to Have Street Renamed After Him in Harlem

DJ Kay Slay to Have Street Renamed After Him in Harlem

More than a year after his tragic death, DJ Kay Slay is being honored with a street being renamed in his honor.

According to a Facebook post from the deceased DJ’s brother, a street in East Harlem will be named after Keith Grayson aka DJ Kay Slay next month on August 13. Kwame Grayson posted a flyer stating that there is a street name revealing taking place at East 105th Street and 1st Ave. The ceremony is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. and will be hosted by long-time collaborator and friend, Papoose along with Jarrod “General” Whitaker and LAdi Kutz.

“Our mother is SpeechLess. 🙏🏾🙏🏾
— feeling proud.

The date was selected to take place on the late Hot 97 DJ’s actual birthday. He would have turned 57.

Invited guests include 50 Cent, Remy Ma, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Tony Yayo, Uncle Murder, and Mysonne.

Kay Slay was a former New York City graffiti artist, who made his mark as a DJ and recording artist. In late 2021, he was reportedly stricken with COVID-19 and battled the virus for four months. He died at the age of 55 on April 17, 2022, on Easter Sunday.

Kay Slay also owned Straight Stuntin’ Magazine.

The popular “Drama King” had his funeral at The World Famous Apollo Theater on April 24.  People who spoke at the funeral included Papoose, Busta Rhymes, and Melle Mel.

He was also known for the many mixtapes he put out and Vibe reported that the most successful album he released was The Streetsweeper, Vol. 1. That project earned him a Top 5 nod as it peaked at No. 4 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. That album was released 20 years ago on May 20, 2003, featuring such artists as Nas, Eminem, Wyclef Jean, N.O.R.E., Bun B, Foxy Brown, and The LOX, to name a few.

The last album he recorded was The Soul Controller which was released on Dec. 17, 2021.

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