News: DJ Kay Slay Calls On 50 Cent & Drake, "There's A Lot Of Talk About Bringing NY Hip-Hop Back"
Friday, Aug 21, 2009 6:05PM
DJ Kay Slay has announced plans to release his upcoming More Than Just a DJ compilation, which features 50 Cent, Drake and Jim Jones, on E1 Music and promised it would help mark the return of New York's rap scene.
Scheduled to drop later this year, the "Drama King" has tagged a mixture of mainstream artists for his latest effort.
DJ Kayslay, legendary DJ, magazine owner, mixtape master, is set to release his new album, More Than Just a DJ, on October 13th, 2009 on E1 Music. The album features Plies, Busta Rhymes, Jim Jones, Bun B, 50 Cent, OJ Da Juiceman, Drake, Juelz Santana, Joell Ortiz, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and many, many more. The first single, 'Blockstars' featuring Plies, Jim Jones, Busta Rhymes & Ray J is hitting radio now. A second single, 'Thug Luv' featuring Maino, Papoose, Red Cafe and Ray J will follow. (Press Release)
Kay Slay also confirmed the project's upcoming release and promised it would carry on The Big Apple's trend-setting music.
"There is a lot of talk about bringing New York hip hop back," he said in a statement. "I was a part of the birth of our culture, and my new album does not disappoint. More Than Just a DJ is bringing real hip hop back!!" (Statement)
Slay, known for his "Drama Hour" beef-based radio show, recently spoke on The Game's taunts towards Jay-Z and said homage should first be paid to the hip-hop mogul.
"I respect the Game, like he's a real good friend of mine and me and Jay-Z never really seen eye-to-eye, but what I am gonna say is I think Jay-Z deserves a little more respect for as long as he's been in the game," Slay said in an interview. "And Game, he [should] just chill for a second. I really don't think he fired at him hard enough for him to be going as hard as he's going but then again, Game is a man. He's gonna do what he's gotta do. But me, I just think that, you gotta be on that individual level to go at him. And I don't think Game has reached that yet." (On-Air Idiots)
Slay is most known for analyzing hip-hop beefs and battles during his famed "Drama Hour" on New York City's Hot 97 radio station.
Known as the Drama King (aka Slap Your Favorite DJ), DJ Kay Slay rose to the top of his field by refereeing some of the most talked-about MC battles of the early 2000s, most notably Jay-Z versus Nas and 50 Cent versus Ja Rule, on his Streetsweeper mixtape series and later on his Hot 97 radio show, "The Drama Hour." (Star Pulse)
More Than Just a DJ is slated to hit stores Tuesday, October 13th via E1 Music.
Check out a recent DJ Kay Slay interview below: