New York City great DJ Big Kap has died at the age of 45.
His passing was announced by his friend and collaborator Funkmaster Flex. Kap made a name for himself performing with Flex in the 90s at the New York City nightclub The Tunnel. In 1999, the pair released an LP titled The Tunnel, which featured Jay Z, Mary J. Blige, Nas, Eminem, and Dr. Dre.
Kap was also a member of the NYC DJ collective The Flip Squad.
No cause of death has been released.
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 A photo posted by Peter Rosenberg (@rosenbergradio) on