Hip Hopper DJ Megatron Shot Dead in NY

BET regular was dissed online over unpaid debt
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 28, 2011 2:42 AM CDT
Corey McGriff, aka "DJ Megatron," was shot and killed close to his State Island apartment in the early hours yesterday morning.   (?ArtBrom)

(Newser) – Rising hip hop star DJ Megatron was shot dead yesterday while walking to a Staten Island store to buy a cheap cigar. "It's earth-shattering," says his mom. "He was our golden child." Megatron, whose real name was Corey McGriff, got his start on local Hot 97 radio and was a regular on BET's 106 & Park. A former friend had bashed the 32-year-old hip hopper in postings linked to Megatron's YouTube videos, apparently over an unpaid debt. "Bad s--- will continue happening to u, Dude!" said one posting, reports the New York Daily News. Police are still seeking a motive. (Read more DJ Megatron stories.)

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