Rest In Peace ‘Drama King’ Kay Slay…

DEZ aka DJ Kay Slay

Thank you DEZ for contributing to all aspects of this here Hip Hop culture. Rest easy. 🙏 Here’s one of his joints from his ‘Soul Controller’ album featuring Papoose, AZ, Mysonne, & Tre Williams. See you on the other side.

Rest in peace Blacastan(Demigodz)…

Rest in peace to one of my favorite emcees from Ct. At this present moment I have no details on how he passed away but I wanna just send my deep condolences to his family and the whole Demigodz/AOTP crew.

Below is an excerpt from an interview he did in 2010…

In 2010, Blacastan told journalist Phillip Mlynar about the origins of his moniker. “The name started in jail. I was locked up in the era of [Capone-N-Noreaga] and Mobb Deep, and when CNN came out I was floored by what Capone and N.O.R.E. and Tragedy [Khadafi] were doing. I had already been bitten by Wu-Tang [Clan]; I thought the Wu was everything, plus Nas and Mobb Deep. But then – boom! – CNN came and took it to the Middle East, tapped into everything from that desert culture, equated Queensbridge with Iraq and all that. At the time my cell-mate was rhyming too and calling himself Lebanon, He was like, ‘You should call yourself Blacastan ‘cause everyone already calls you Black.’ I thought it was corny at first, but started to use it, put it in some rhymes and it stuck.” 

Blacastan Ft. Apathy – Summa Cum Laude:

Blacastan & David Bars Freestyle(Rap Is Outta Control Radio Show):

🙏

R.I.P. Kangol Kid…

Yet another legend from rap passes away. Here’s a video of Kangol Kid & Doc Ice before their UTFO days. Rest in power Kangol Kid…

Zumbi of Zion I(RIP) – Bird’s Eye View(Video)

Woke up to the news today that the brother Zumbi passed away today so I want to send my condolences to his friends and family first and foremost. Here’s a live performance of one of my favorite records from the group...

R.I.P. Biz Markie…

No words right now. Just rest well, legend…

Rest in peace, Black Rob…

*Sighs*

Rest peacefully, X

Rest In Peace, Markie Dee…

Light 1 up for the legend Prince Markie Dee(Fat Boys) tonite. Rest in peace, homey…

Rest In Peace Double K…

Put your lighters up in the air one time for Double K of the PUTS crew, who passes away at the age of 43. Here’s a few of my personal ‘People Under The Stairs’ favorites…

Rest In Peace MF Doom…

MF Doom, R.I.P.

Damn. This one truly hurts.. Peaceful journey, Zev Love X aka MF Doom…