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LL Cool J, Fat Joe och Busta Rhymes bland de medverkade på minnesceremoni för DJ Kay Slay


“He was one of the greatest cultural ambassadors of Hip Hop.”

 

 

Igår söndag hölls en minnesceremoni för den omtyckta och meriterade DJ-profilen och ikoniska graffitimålaren (DEZ) DJ Kay Slay, som häromveckan bekräftades ha gått bort i sviterna av covid-19. Ceremonin hölls på ikoniska Apollo Theater i New York, där en drös hiphoplegender var på plats för att visa respekt.

 

Melle Mel, Fat Joe, LL Cool J, Kool DJ Red Alert, Papoose, 3rd Bass MC Pete Nice, Eric B., Busta Rhymes och Remy Ma var några av namnen som närvarade. Den förstnämnda säger till HipHopDX:

 

“We had to show up for our brother. Before Hip Hop became what it was today … see, what I was trying to point out is that skinny kid was once all of us. That’s who we were and then we grew up and grew into the game. Whether we had to pass the baton or not, that doesn’t matter. The fact is we did what we did and Kay Slay did what he did and he deserves all of us to come out, and that’s what I did. He’s gonna live on because we fly the same flag and it’s called Hip Hop. Kay ain’t never going nowhere. That’s our brother.”

 

Van Silk, som var väldigt nära Kay Slay och var den som bekräftade hans död, menar att man kommer se till att kulturpelarens arv lever vidare.

 

“My brother is still here and his legacy will forever continue. Slay trend setting style and his contribution to hip hop is something we can not over look. His legacy will be preserved at the Universal Hip Hop Museum respectfully. His estate is well run and organized by great people Kay Slay trusted. Straight Stuntin Magazine will live on through Slay’s vision. I miss my brother and as LL COOL J asked me today, ‘Am I OK?’ Yes. Kay Slay the Drama King has not left the building!”

 

 

 

 

Eftersom DJ Kay Slay också var en framstående graffitimålare under 80-talet – och bland annat medverkade i ikoniska filmen “Style Wars” från 1983 – har också murals börjat dyka upp i New York. Precis som den exekutiva regissören för Universal Hip Hop Museum, Rocky Bucano, säger till HipHopDX:

 

“Kay Slay was more than DJ, he was one of the greatest cultural ambassadors of Hip Hop.”

 

 

 

 

Foto: Pressbild

 

 



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