DJ Megatron

Corey McGriff (August 11, 1978 – March 27, 2011), better known as DJ Megatron, was a DJ, record producer, rapper, radio and television personality.

DJ Megatron
Birth nameCorey McGriff
Also known asMega, Mega McGriff
BornAugust 11, 1978
OriginStaten Island, New York
DiedMarch 27, 2011 (aged 33)
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)DJ, Record producer Rapper, Radio personality, Television personality
InstrumentsTurntable, Sampler
Years active1988—2011
WebsiteDJ Megatron on Myspace

CareerEdit

McGriff broadcast hip hop, R&B and urban music through various radio stations in a number of cities in the United States including initially as an intern at New York's WRKS-FM (also known as Kiss FM) as an on-air sidekick of popular personality Fatman Scoop,[1] then for two years at Boston's WBOT-FM (Hot 97.7) and for two-and-one-half years at Philadelphia's WPHI-FM (The Beat).

He was also part of the Black Entertainment Television (BET) television station's "106 & Park" countdown show with his popular segment entitled "What's Good".[2] He was also the host of BET's "On Blast" Internet show.

McGriff was a promoter of local artists from Staten Island. He also appeared in a number of films, including most notably, State Property 2, Blood of a Champion and Killa Season.

Personal lifeEdit

McGriff was engaged to fiancée Shyleen, R he had three children.

DeathEdit

On March 27, 2011, McGriff was found dead from a gunshot wound to the chest near his home in Staten Island, New York. Two New York City men, William Williams, 21, and Richard Cromwell, 20, were arrested on April 6, 2011 on charges of murder, robbery and criminal weapon possession in relation to his death. On Tuesday, January 8, 2013 William Williams entered a guilty plead to first-degree manslaughter. He was sentenced to 21 years in prison.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ MTV: DJ Megatron Killed On Staten Island Shooting
  2. ^ Hollywood Reporter: DJ Megatron, BET Host, Murdered Outside NYC Home
  3. ^ "Man Gets 21 Years In Shooting Death Of DJ Megatron". CBS New York. April 3, 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  4. ^ Donnelly, Frank (April 3, 2013). "21-year prison sentence for killer of Staten Island's DJ Megatron". Staten Island Live. Retrieved 3 July 2018.

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