'106 & Park' DJ Megatron Murdered on Staten Island

Hip-hop DJ was a major supporter of new artists

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DJ Megatron, a hip-hop DJ who was a regular on BET's popular music video show 106 & Park, was shot dead on Sunday morning near his home on Staten Island. The details of his murder are unclear, but his friends and family believe that it was a random killing. Megatron, whose given name was Corey McGriff, was 32.

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Prior to landing his 106 & Park gig, DJ Megatron was a radio personality at  New York City's iconic hip hop station Hot 97. He got his start as a DJ at radio stations in Boston and Philadelphia. Throughout his career, he was known as an enthusiastic promoter of up-and-coming artists, particularly those from Staten Island.