DJ Kay Slay hedras med minnesceremoni på ikoniska Apollo Theater


 

 

Stora delar av hiphopgenren sörjer just nu DJ Kay Slay, som tragiskt gick bort under påskhelgen efter flera månaders kamp mot covid-19. 55-åringen var ett uppskattat namn bland de flesta tack vare sitt stora engagemang och av allt att döma ödmjuka framtoning. Nu står det klart att han kommer att hedras på ett värdigt sätt, då en minnesceremoni ska arrangeras på ikoniska Apollo Theater i New York

 

Ceremonin, som arrangeras på söndag den 24 april, ska bland annat innehålla böner, bibelläsning, musik och en dödsruna som summerar dj:ns långa och betydelsefulla karriär.

 

“Keith Grayson, P.K.A. DJ Kay Slay, was born August 14, 1966 in New York City and raised in East Harlem. As a child, he was drawn to disco, dancing the Hustle; when early Hip Hop DJs began turning breakbeats from those songs into proto-rap music, he traveled to the Bronx to observe and participate in the rising culture”, står bland annat att läsa enligt HipHopDX.

 

Läs resterade del nedan.

 

“Keith would hop on the 6 train and go up to the Bronx River Center to see Afrika Bambaataa and the Zulu Nation rock. Keith took up the affiliated art forms of breakdancing and graffiti, even casually rapping with his friends, mastering every element of Hip Hop culture. Street art became his chief passion, first under the tag Spade 429 and later Dez TFA, which he shortened to Dez.

 

Amid the city’s crackdown on graffiti. Dez took the name Kay Slay and developed a fascination with turntables. In 1989, after serving a brief stint of incarceration, Keith found solace in the Nation of Gods & Earths and fully immersed himself into his craft of performing as a DJ and releasing exclusives mixtapes.”

 

 

 

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