Details Revealed in DJ Megatron Murder

New details have emerged in the murder of DJ Megatron, the former Hot 97 personality and regular on BET’s 106 & Park who was gunned down on Sunday morning (March 27).

Four men reportedly accosted Megatron, whose real name is Corey McGriff, while he was talking on his phone just down the street from his home in the Clifton section of Staten Island, New York.

Megatron’s mother, Louvenia McGriff, told the New York Post, “It was bad timing — being in the wrong place at the wrong time.” However, law enforcement officials have said that a random robbery is an unlikely scenario, considering that both Megatron’s wallet – containing a single dollar – and his phone were not taken.

According to The Post, investigators believe the murder may be the result of an unpaid debt. Several months ago, a user named “Megapayup” left veiled threats on Megatron’s YouTube page regarding the alleged debt:”Who hides and tries to dodge people they owe. . . . So u say ur not gonna pay the bill. . . Bad shyt will stay happening to u, cuz you do bad.”

Police are checking Megatron’s cell phone records to see who he spoke with just before his murder.

They are also trying to figure out why Megatron was out, as he reportedly left his 4-year-old son, Zion, home alone. The Wall Street Journal reports that Megatron was buying marijuana just before he was shot.

Megatron’s rap sheet reportedly includes arrests for marijuana possession and sale, and probation in 2007 for a weapons charge in New Jersey.

He is survived by two other children: an 11-year-old daughter, Zaharia, and a 9-month-old son, Isaiah.

Former 106 & Park co-workers remember Mega as a positive personality who brought life to the show.

“Mega was the kind of person you would never catch in a bad mood,” said 106 & Park producer Stephanie Hodges on “His spirit was infectious. For a show like 106, where the energy of our audience is crucial, he was a very important part of our team. We will miss him as our co-worker and as our friend.” —Lauren Carter

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  • HU

    Someone needs to take care of his kids before they end up as Web Candy on XXL or doing the dougie on worldstar at age 3.

    • edward n

      it might be illuminati

  • http://xxxlnews evelyn

    its sad its very sad that black males are there own worst enemies, and its like there tryn to make there own kind non existance! they jus wanna smoke blunts drop x pop bottles screw females buy new clothes and kill each other ! is that all its about? really! its insane! is that all they see what life is about ? oh baby there ina rude awakining because this world is about to change , for the worst and the system is gonna hav these same black males shot down like mad dogs ina street . my heart goes out the dj magatron and his family . hes with the LORD NOW.

    • AC

      Evelyn with her broken english presents us with the typical all young black American men are trash argument that I’ve been hearing all my life, and a train of thought that has existed in this country forever. No wonder so many of these kids are failing. According to Evelyn “they jus wanna smoke blunts drop x pop bottles screw females buy new clothes and kill each other” The same way white people just want to get drunk, smoke weed, screw women and shoot up meth. My apologies did I do a bit of stereotyping there. Are there problems within the black community absolutely but is the average black male the way you described us, are we all out on the streets killing one another absolutely not. Is every Italian like Tony Soprano or a Jersey Shore idiot? I understand this is America though and that sentiment will always exist. As far as Megatron goes I didn’t know him to well but some of my family members did. Contrary to the article at this point enough details haven’t emerged but I hate how the media is trying to throw him under the bus as if he’s at fault. Who cares if he was buying weed half of the kids in Harvard are stoned right now this man was robbed of his life and its a damn shame.

      • Shannon Adrine

        I couldn’t have said it any better…. My condolences to this “Young Black Talented Stars” family….. This is about another life being taken away and for what…. Not about anything else…

  • HU

    Co-sign Evelyn except for her grammar, the unsubstantiated generalization about the world changing, and the “Lord” part at the end, which is pure fantasy and myth, but a nice thought at a time of death.

    • Los Angelez Angelz

      @ HU-Yeah, it’s all “Fantasy & Myth” until your faced with death, then you will be calling on his name. If I were you, I would reconcile with “THE LORD & SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST” before you leave this earth. You are not here because of some random parental circumstance homie. But, he can show you better than I can tell you.

      • Philly

        Co sign LA Angels. He showed me too. Otherwise I would be just like HU.

  • HU

    Jesus Christ supposedly existed 2000 years ago, modern man has been here between 120,000 to 80,000 years. Who did they reconcile with? You can have your religion but why bother others with it? Life can be explained through confirmed scientific processes and more than a “random parental circumstance” but I’m guessing you’re not up to speed on anything scientific. Megatron died and is in the same place he was before he was born, just like everyone else. His conscious ability can no longer function and thus he no longer exists in any form.

    • krime

      Co-sign 1005… People need to stop with all this religion & illuminati bullshit.

      • htownsown

        Life must be hard having No Foundation, what kind of hope and peace can settle in the mind of someone who looks to..well…nothing! Say what you want to say, I’m not going to condemn you, but Christianity is not a religion it is a faith and I can’t imagine how you would feel when faced with death or placed in a situation when you have no one to call on but Jesus Christ…carry on

        • Htowns Own

          and I just want to point out that Science is just as unexplainable to some degree as some religions, science is a religion in itself because you were not there, you did not witness these things, you believe what some man (most likely a white man) feeds you, so how hopeless and lost are you! Even the greatest of philosophers believe in the connection of our souls to a higher energy, something larger than any of us could ever imagine.

    • Real Talk from an older bro

      That’s not true bro. You just havn’t lived long enough to meet him. He is a spirit. You belive in demon possesion don’t you? Why not the holy ghost? Just remember to call on God when you realize you are to weak to stop yourself from destroying your own soul.

    • Los Angelez Angelz

      This is the same ‘Scientific Science’ that seems to change everytime someone does a new study? Is pointless. Who says there was life 120,000 years ago? Some 60 year old scientist? The funny thing about science is that it changes, God does not. His word stays the same, it doesn’t vary to accomodate the times. Everything that scientist build on, they end up ammending when they find someting else, which renders the previous studies pointless. GOD’s word has never changed. Never. So, you can have your scientist, the scientific studies, and lab testing, (These are the same people that can’t cure a common cold) and see what it get’s you. These scientist and doctors can’t even heal themselves, but man swears by them? NEEGRO PALEEZE! I’d rather be caught with than without anyday, but a man’s foolish pride always lands him in the worst of conditions. Also, you need to learn the difference between the spiritual aspect of the bible and the physical since you brought up Jesus’s grandfather.. Since you are carnal minded (meaning worldly minded), it’s impossible for you to understand anything in the bible. Flat out, it’s greater than you. God is greater than you, just because you don’t believe does not means it’s not real. It just means that you are a non-believer. That’s all. Check-

      9-But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

      10But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 12Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

      14But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

      1 Corinthians 2: 9-16

      For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. (Romans 8:6) Death meaning spiritual, your spirit is dead. it’s damned.

  • that nigga

    Did the “Wall Street Journal” really have to say he was out buying weed? And says who, how the fuck would they really know what he was doing, positive or not?

  • http://yahoo Cincinnati,Ohio gurlz

    dis is said tat yu have to hear bout young african americans killing each other man wen wil it stop man its etting hot n wen ppl get hot dey get mad n wonna start killin less money more bodies

    • HU

      If you can’t speak English you should use an online translator. You can type whatever language that is into a box and it will change it to English for you.

      I know you said something about young African Americans so it may have been a good point.

      • Enlightened


        Respect to you for I respect everyone and their opinions. I’m not going to change your mind and you won’t change a Christian’s mind but I’ll just add this to the conversation…

        It’s pointless to argue about 120,000 years compared to Jesus living 2,000 years ago or whatever but I take it as this…the Bible was written by men…men who encountered God. Nowhere does the Bible claim to be written by God himself. So, just like that game “telephone” we played as children, words can be distorted, twisted, forgotten or remembered wrong over time-because no man is perfect besides Jesus himself. Perceived inconsistencies in the Bible are evidence of nothing except the imperfections of the men who wrote it.

        So those scientific arguments about men lived this long ago, or what about the dinosaurs-why are they not in the Bible, or why does the Bible list two different men as Jesus’ grandfather… none of that means shit!

        Your personal relationship with the Lord is the evidence. He will reveal things to you personally that no scientist can dispute. Look at your body, you hands, the unique fingerprints, the nails, your hair, flowers, plants, the intricate patterns in trees, etc.

        If you think that shit came about because of some “Big Bang” or some other accidental scientific shit, then my friend I say you’re living the fantasy.

        Peace bruh

    • lil peezy

      Whats sad is, I know 3 year old’s who speak better than you type and spell. Is your uncle named Remus?

  • caino

    htownsown- my family is my foundation, my friends and loved ones are who l look to. In death, l’m sure l will be scared, l’m not denying that, but l wont be looking to Jesus Christ. l trust in science as it can be proven!! l aint puting my ‘faith’ in a book that has no bearing on the original faith/religion as its been chopped and changed so much.

    Yo HU – truest shit ever said !!

    • Htowns Own

      I truly understand the point that you are trying to make but like another person posted it’s not about religion or the good book, it’s about your relationship with God and I can honestly say that everything I have asked God to reveal to me has been done, I would not be here today and I can never deny God or what he’s done for me in my life. The bible is real to those who believe in the Power of God, man cannot change what the father wants us to know, nothing can make me believe that man told my God (who I believe created man) they were changing his word and has now lead millions of his people astray, if you believe that God is actually in control then you should believe that the bible is real. I am not here to tell any of you that you are wrong I am doing my duty as being a witness to things that I’ve seen for myself. I pray that you all will receive wisdom, truth, and understanding. These things alone will guarantee that we as people shall never be lost in his way.

  • Don mcCaine

    good convo people…refreshing to see

    and although i won’t get into the religion talk, I will say this…

    “while the slave was praying to god for freedom, the slave master was praying to the same god to catch the slave”-one of the OGs

    think about that one…

    • HU

      I appreciate the point of the quote from the OG but the slave was not praying to the same god. Since religion is man-made and regional Africans had not heard of the concept of one god being in the sky who for some reason gave birth to a human in the middle east 2000 years ago. Africans, like many other early civilizations believed in many gods and spirits. Religion is quite simply humanity’s first and worst attempt to explain the world around them. When water falls from the sky, it’s a god. When a big hot ball rises in the sky, it must be a god.

      Anyway, Jews and Nazis both prayed to the same god as do the losing and winning teams of the Superbowl.

      • Don mcCaine

        that’s why that quote is very powerful HU

  • Tone gee

    Mothafuckaz better understand that shit like this is already planned by the CIA AND other racial bitch azz people that want us extinct! Keep on you stupid azz disgraces! Fuck it! IMMA come out of my retirement to put shit like this on blast! Fuck the dance craze! Fuck the top selling gang captains out here killin each other or actin like it! We need revolutionaries and I’m one of them motherfuckaz! Hide!

  • Smarten Up

    He was out buying weed with $1 in his pocket lol come on this article is completely off base. Then you get idiots who make foolish comments as if there absolute truths

  • mike the don

    I will not comment on the religious aspect of this convos I would just say this: u can never persuade an individual by attacking his belief system right or wrong. You must first seek common ground, guide your argument with respect for others opinions, civility, and be okay with having differing opinions. You see you bring no glory to God nor any respect t to your belief by belittling, cursing, and demeaning. For all the critism of the ignorant portrayal of black people by American public and media, all I see is much of the same in this private convo. Rise to new heights my people. Respect and condolences to Megas fam. THE DON