Legendary DJ Big Kap Has Reportedly Passed Away

Funk Flex first shared the news on his Instagram.

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Legendary DJ Big Kap, who was a mainstay of the NYC rap scene for years, reportedly passed away this morning. As of now, there are no real details as to what happened, but Funkmaster Flex first shared the tragic news on his Instagram this morning. In 1999, Flex and Kap released the classic The Tunnel album together, which featured the likes of Tupac ShakurNotorious B.I.G.Jay Z, and many more.

The album eventually peaked at No. 3 on the hip-hop charts and had an ever-lasting impact on the culture. Since the sad news of Kap's passing hit online, numerous members of the hip-hop community have taken to social media to pay their respects to Kap and the legacy that he left behind for the culture. According to Kap's road manager, Ab Traxx, who spoke with BillboardKap passed away from a heart attack last night. Traxx said that he didn't think that Kap had any prior heart issues, but that he dealt with diabetes. We'll continue to update this story when more details are made available.  

RIP Big Kap ... https://t.co/doY47Exik9
Rip Big Kap 🙏🏽
RIP Big Kap
Rest in peace to my brother Big Kap. The first NY DJ to give me props and a personal friend. I'll missing smoking blunts with you fam.
Long Live the Supreme Bigga Nigga Big KAP ... The Tunnel was a classic tape
Rest in Peace to a real legend, Big Kap. Sending love to all our friends hurting today.
RIP BIG KAP 😢 def one of the golden era pioneers. Def one of the most kind and most love showing individuals I've ever come across.
Rest in Peace DJ Big Kap. NYC hip-hop legend right there. That legacy he helped build with the Tunnel will live forever
RIP Big Kap...so sad to hear...
Bless up🙏🏾
RIP BigKap . A Hip Hop Veteran Gone .
All Praises Due . One Love . https://t.co/QHjlBswCI8

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