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Kenny K
Kenny K

Birth name

Kenneth Waters

Origin

Tampa, Florida, United States

Died

5 February 1994

Genre

Hip hop

Occupation(s)

DJ, radio host, rapper

Years active

1986-1993

Associated acts

Chopmaster J, Digital Underground, Shock G

Kenneth Waters (died 5 February 1994), better known by his stage name Kenny K, was an American DJ and radio host from Tampa, Florida. He is notable for co-creating the hip hop group Digital Underground. He was a disc jockey for the Tampa-based radio station WMNF. Waters was well-known in the Tampa Bay area for playing hip hop music from New York, instead of the Miami bass style that was popular in the South at the time.

In 1987, he created the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground with Gregory "Shock G" Jacobs and James "Chopmaster J" Dright. Waters performs vocals on the songs "The Danger Zone" and "Hip Hop Doll" from the 1990 Digital Underground album Sex Packets.

In late 1993, Waters was in need of a liver transplant, but he did not have health insurance and his name was subsequently not admitted to the waiting list for organ donors. Waters passed away on 5 February 1994.[1]

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