The Hip-hop community is mourning the death of the legendary NYC DJ Big Kap. DJ Funkmaster Flex confirmed his death on social media. Big Kap was 45.

Kap, whose real name was Keith Carter, was a fixture on the New York music scene. Details on cause of death were not immediately released.


ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 10: Big Kap attends the Music Matters Festival at Alliance Theatre Main Stage on October 10, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/FilmMagic)

In 1999, Funkmaster Flex and DJ Big Kap dropped their acclaimed compilation album, The Tunnel, which featured everyone from Tupac and Biggie, to Jay Z and the Ruff Ryders. There are no details surrounding Big Kap’s death, but many celebrities and friends expressed their condolences on social media. h/t globalgrind

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kap’s family and friends at this difficult time.