This is a sad day for hip-hop.

Legendary DJ Big Kap, who’s been a pillar in the New York rap scene, has died. DJ Funkmaster Flex confirmed his death on Instagram after posting a tribute to the late DJ.

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.

RIP, DJ Big Kap.

SOURCE: Twitter, Instagram | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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