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DJ Big Kap Has Died From a Heart Attack

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<> at the 40 / 40 Club on June 12, 2014 in New York City.

Update: DJ Big Kap died from a heart attack late last night, according to his road manager in a new interview with Billboard.

Seminal New York DJ Big Kap has reportedly died, according to Complex. Funkmaster Flex first posted news of his passing on his Instagram, and others quickly picked up the topic. “Woke up to terrible news today,” wrote Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg. “We lost Big Kap …. Not only a great DJ, key part of the flip squad and big dog pit bulls , and incredible talker with a unique and awesome voice but more than anything — great guy …always good for a warm smile and a sincere conversation… Was always very fond of this guy ever since I met him .. RIP brother…”

After making a name for himself alongside Flex at legendary Manhattan club the Tunnel, the two released The Tunnel LP in 1999, which featured a who’s who of iconic artists, including Jay Z, Lil’ Kim, Mary J. Blige, Nas, Eminem, and Dr. Dre. SPIN reached out for confirmation but did not hear back by press time.