NYC's legendary DJ Big Kap has reportedly passed away.
As hip-hop's birthplace, New York definitely has more than its fair share of rappers and DJs we consider legendary. Today it's being reported we've lost one of them-- DJ Big Kap-- according to an early morning post from DJ Funk Flex. The details surrounding his death are unclear at this moment. He was 45 years old.
DJ Big Kap and Funkmaster Flex have history together, the two released an album in 1999, The Tunnel, which featured a who's who of iconic rappers-- Biggie, Tupac, Eminem, Jay Z, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Nas and more. Since news of Kap's passing hit the web this morning, members of the hip-hop community have been showing love and paying their respects online.
Take a look at a few of those posts below.
R.I.P. DJ Kap.
Woke up to terrible news today ... 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... Sending love and positive vibes to his family, @funkflex , @ciphasounds and all the pit bulls and flip squad
Rip Big Kap 🙏🏽— Black Market (@rickyrozay) February 3, 2016
Reaching out to all hot 97 djs to say im so sorry for the loss of my dude BIG KAP!! Sorry 4 your loss. He was a friend. Im truly hurt @HOT97— PETEROCK.COM (@PeteRock) February 3, 2016
Rest in Peace Big Kap. Till we smoke again.— Alchemist (@Alchemist) February 3, 2016