DJ Kay Slay’s been in the game for years. During hip-hop’s infancy in the late 70s, the Harlem native was known as the graffiti artist, Dezzy Dez. As one of the city’s top bombers, he was featured in the documentary Style Wars. Eventually, he parlayed his skills to DJing. After a stint in jail, Slay turned his hobby into a job with his Streetsweeper mixtape series and gig on Hot 97.
In Rap Radar‘s three-part raw interview (part 2 and 3 after the jump) with DJ Kay Slay, Slay discusses his origins, mixtapes, breaking new talent, Eminem & Jay-Z and the state of hip-hop.
Filmed by the dark nyte.