I had to Pay Homage to Keith Grayson aka "DJ Kay Slay". The man has been grinding for a long time on the mixtape scene, especially in the underground New York City area. He promotes artists and gives local talent a light to showcase their emcee skills to the rest of the world. Kay Slay has been in the hip-hop scene for a long time, when he was a young man in the early 1980's he was a prominent Graffiti artist, running around marking his turf much to the chagrin of local authorities. He was even featured in a documentary in 1983 "Style Wars". I am a huge fan of Kay Slay from his StreetSweeper series he his probably most famous for, but also to his raspy voice he talks with when interviewed and on his radio show. His catchy self proclaimed nickname "It's DJ Kay Slay aka Slap Your Favorite DJ" is very distinguishable, and he seems to have an opinion on almost anything relevent in the underground hip-hop scene. To date, the man just dropped his 4th studio album titled "More Than Just A DJ". With contributions from Ray J, Jim Jones, Yo Gotti, Busta Rhymes, Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks, Saigon, Rell, Nicole Wray, Juelz Santana, Camron, AZ, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Maino, Red Cafe, Sheek Louch, Rick Ross, Jae Millz, Bun B, Webbie, Lil Boosie, Uncle Murda, Grafh, Mistah FAB, Joell Ortiz, Remy Ma, Twista, Jay Rock, Young Chris, Dorrough and his most prized and beloved emcee Papoose.
He shot succesful vidoes for the singles titled
"Thug Luv" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC6jBAYIK4k
"You Heard of Us" http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=you+heard+of+us&search_type=&aq=0&oq=You+heard
All based in the New York City area but with features form artists all across the country. The album has something for everybody, whether you from the EastCoast, WestCoast, DownSouth, or the Midwest, any true Hip-Hop fan can appreciate this album.
Kay Slay also has worked very hard in local communities in the New York City area on a magazine called "Straight Stuntin'". Which gives not only local women in the neighborhood an outlet to pursue their modeling, or adult entertainment careers, but is available to women all across the country. Kay Slay has come to realization that growing up in the hood means 1 of three things for young women. They want to grow up to be an aspiring model, be the wife of a famous athlete or be the wife of a major kingpin drug dealer. Kay Slay is just doing his part in helping women reach a potential they think they can achieve.
Kay Slay keep doing you family.