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Condolences: Dj Kay Slay aka Keith Grayson (August 14, 1966 – April 17, 2022) #djkayslay #RIP #thedramaking #dez

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Condolences to Dj Kay Slay aka Dezzy Dez born Keith Grayson (August 14, 1966 – April 17, 2022), professionally known as DJ Kay Slay, was an American disc jockey (DJ) and record executive from New York. Keith Grayson was born August 14, 1966 in New York City, New York. Grayson was originally a prominent graffiti artist, having been featured in the 1983 hip hop documentary, Style Wars. One of Grayson’s better known tags was “Dez”. As a youth involved in New York’s flourishing hip-hop scene, Keith witnessed firsthand the ascent of legendary disc jockeys such as Grandmaster Flash, Grand Wizzard Theodore and Kool DJ Red Alert, in the late 1970’s and into the 1980’s. “I didn’t so much set out to be a DJ,” he said. “It was just something to do that was fun and that I enjoyed doing.” With the decline of the graffiti movement in the late 1980’s, Dez began dealing with narcotics and consequently ended up in jail by the late 1980’s. Grayson was released from jail in 1990, and claims to have abstained from using drugs ever since. He is from East River Projects located in East Harlem, New York.

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