Time Capsule: DJ Kay Slay Interview Circa 2000 (XXL Mag)

One thing I loved about doing artists interviews during my time at XXL, you never knew where you would have to travel to conduct the interview. In this interview with Kay Slay for the Ill Techniques column, I trooped uptown to his apartment which was over a chinese restaurant. Dude had mad records, cassettes, CDs and DJ equipment lining his crib leaving no question what he did for a living. It was my very first encounter with Slay and he’s a very entertaining guy to say the least. Mr. Slap Your Favorite DJ stirred up the drink a few times telling me a few of his stories. We even kicked it after the interview was over about random industry shit and he dropped a few jewels about the mixtape game. Back then I was trying to get my own mixtapes off, so I took heed to his words. Peep game.