DJ Megatron's Murderer Pleads Guilty, Sentenced To 21 Years In Prison

UPDATE #2: The DJ was gunned down back in 2011 while on his way to buy marijuana

New York City deejay and on-air personality DJ Megatron, born Corey McGriff was fatally shot this morning in the city's Staten Island borough. Megatron had worked for both HOT 97 (97.1 FM) as well as BET's 106 & Park in his career.

The New York Daily News reported that Megatron was gunned down in the Clifton section, although arrest and detailed information is pending. At present, NYPD spokespeople have said no eyewitnesses were found.

Megatron was a father of three children.

HipHopDX will keep you updated.

[March 27, 2011]

UPDATE: According to police, Corey "DJ Megatron" McGriff was shot down while talking to a friend on his cell phone on his way to buy some weed and a cigar. Police are still investigating the reason behind the shooting, if any. They're also seeking information on three young men who fled the scene. 

McGriff, a father of three, allegedly left his four year old child home alone.

[March 29, 2011]

UPDATE #2: Twenty-two-year-old William Williams, who fatally shot DJ Megatron in the chest back in 2011, has been sentenced to 21 years in prison as part of a plea bargain. If he hadn't, he could have faced trial on a second-degree murder charge and 25 years to life behind bars. 

“After careful reflection and thought, my client decided this was in his best interest,” Williams’ lawyer, Mario Gallucci, told NYDN.


  • Anonymous

    Friends, Romans, countrymen lend me yo' eardrums It was a beautiful day off in the neighborhood Yellows and greens and blues and browns and greys and hues that ooze beneath dilapidated woods Ain't a thing could explain what pertains to cocaine it's a stain that rain See summer roll around niggaz holla bout change Then they steady move them ki's like Bob James Cause old man winter's arrived, the temperature dives November just died, December's alive Thus it ain't no typical ride Just individual's way to bring home the bacon when bacon was all gone Makin it our own, takin me all wrong We've all indulged in the bulge of those no-no's No you ain't solo, it's even lower levels you can go Take sun people, put 'em in a land of snow

  • Anonymous

    DJ Optimus Prime put out the hit on DJ Megatron.

  • Anonymous

    I thought weed made you happy...not dead.

  • Anonymous

    Yet nobody knows who killed Tupac and Biggie.

    • Anonymous

      Suge is his name.

    • West OverLords

      In the case of Biggie, if they published who actually killed him, it would rock the LAPD. Certain detectives there know the real and they hid the real. After the investigation and talking to all the witness (there were about 100 on the street that night)-they come up with nothing when actually some know the truth, but the truth is to close to home. You cannot believe Biggie comes to L.A., and gets shot down and murdered with dozens of witnesses and they can't find the killer can you?

    • Anonymous

      ^^^ America would not be the same? lol, what the fuck are you talking about?

    • West OverLords

      Dude, they do know who killed both of them but you have to understand that if that was ever told, America would not be the same. On the west coast, we know who killed Biggie,and why they killed Biggie.

    • Anonymous

      its been made well known who had tupac killed n who had biggie killed...puffy or suge will never get arrested though


    when you have a white or spanish dealer your safe but when ur in the killah hill projects full of niggas buying weedyou will get shot!!!!

  • ShowTime NY

    I went to High School in Staten Island... I believe Megatron is from Staten Island.. I think this a case of Someone who came up returning to the old neighborhood..Tryna do things Like you did before U got on. If Im on & I was copping some weed in Staten Island it would be from a white dude who lives in the suburb part of S.I. Staten ISland is mostly suburbs but the hood over there is hood.

  • Merrill Monstersinthelake Jarvis

    i think they brought the 4 yr old to say "fathers should be fathers first" the kid he gave life to would've saved his...r.i.p

  • TalkSick

    Hiphopdx on some other shit the fuck you know the dude left a 4 year old at home. They have no 1st eye account...they just talk shit and hope to get viewers...everyone needs to find a new hiphop site...cuz this site is wack city

    • Anonymous

      actually, he was on the phone with his fucken friend saying he was gonna buy some weed.

    • Anonymous

      hey retard. its called a police investigation not dx's investigation. the police said this not the site. they assume he was going to buy some weed, why else would he be out and in that section of the neighborhood so early in the morning? and if he usually has his child at that time on those certain days that would mean he left it home alone. its an investigation for a reason, that doesnt means it is true it just how it looks at the moment until further evidence is required. they have to start somewhere.

  • Anonymous

    How do you get shot in a city where guns are outlawed???? Oops!! I guess only the outlaws have guns now. I would have rather taken the gun charge and had the "siddity wigger bloggers" saying that I was trying to keep up my "gangster image" by carrying a gun than to get gunned down..

  • Anonymous

    That's shaolin killah hills for you cats. RIP Megatron peace

  • Nico 3

    Making pot runs at 2am probably isn't the best idea, but still a pointless murder. Just rob the guy then.

  • NWA

    rip Megatron. people come off that he left his child home alone bs mayne.

    • Anonymous

      Right, Payback A monster.

    • w/e

      how is that bs? the dude did some seriously ignorant shit, you don't leave a 4 year old child home alone while u go cop some weed. Nobody said it justified the murder... it's just stupid that he did that and it woulda never happened if he woulda just stayed home where he was supposed to be.

  • captainhindsight

    Hold on dude left his 4yr old kid at home alone to go buy some weed?WTF that's foul in itself.Put your kids first people!Stop being so irresponsible if he was more concerned with being a good Dad this would not have happened all that aside R.I.P Megatron

  • Southsoldier

    he was too young to die !!! RIP

  • Yu

    Rip dawg say wht up to Nate dawg

  • Anon

    Quick! Stick a demo tape in his pocket!

  • JG3

    My prayers go out to the family...R.I.P.

  • Big Log

    I only got one Question man, When will it ever change? but yet still they say Nigga dont die but nigga dieing everyday.

    • fuck jesus

      dont be an asshole. what the fuck is religion gonna do?

    • And

      And the sad thing about that is many of them don't know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten SOn that who ever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life".

  • dont worry

    I would see Megatron around Staten Island alot. I didnt know him personally, but he seemed to be a humble and fair man. Sadly, this will be another homicide that goes unsolved (Very common on Staten Island). Its unfortunate that this happened. My thoughts are with his family and those who knew him well. Im tired of seeing brothers getting murdered in the street.

  • Dat Nicca Scratch

    This type of shit really needs to end!!! Cowards won't go toe to toe no more.

  • Anonymous

    Staten Island? I thought that there was nothing but racist teabaggers and mobsters on Staten Island. Now that the blacks seem to be moving in, expect more of these ghetto-style shootings. Getting back from a club at 2AM? Probably some drug deal not paid off or banging someone he shouldn't.

    • me

      If you knew the history of Staten Island you would know that blacks have been on the Island since the late 1800's. But that does not matter at the moment. Your comment reflects on your character, you can post anonymously, but we still see your ignorance.

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous morons making racist else is new...

    • Lee Johnston

      where do yu see club and 2 am in this story?

  • Bronxheavyweight entertainment

    megatron was that party dude 4 real! r.i.p. to megatron and i send my condolences to his family

  • DeeJay S.

    R.I.P DJ Megatron, I hope you have a good time DeeJaying that party in the sky wit Nate Dogg and Pac performing.

  • Jermaine Nelson

    only in hip hop r we used 2 these kind of senseless deaths.R.I.P 2 him and my thoughts go out 2 his family...

    • Christopher English

      That's because only in hip hop do you have so much jealousy. Shit not just in hip hop.. the black community in general. If I have a little more than you.... that I worked for... for some reason.. dumb loser ass niggas think it's ok to try and take mine.

  • Anonymous

    Imma go out on the limb and say a nigga did this shit. i bet there was reasonable justificatin take the life of a father of three kids. niggas is really doin it rite now. we on out here. a nigga is the thing to be.

  • Anonymous

    Sad. We, all must leave this planet but not by senseless violence.

  • Jade Coleman

    At times, I'd used to listen to him at 5AM while he was on Hot 97 while I was getting ready in the morning to junior high school. He had a show right before the Miss Jones morning show at 6AM. It sucks to hear that he got killed. -___- Rest in Peace Megatron.

  • Anonymous

    How do you get shot in a city where guns are outlawed???? Oops!! I guess only the outlaws have guns now.

    • Anonymous

      How do you get shot in a city where guns are outlawed???? Oops!! I guess only the outlaws have guns now. I would have rather taken the gun charge and had the "siddity wigger bloggers" saying that I was trying to keep up my "gangster image" by carrying a gun than to get gunned down.

    • Anonymous

      I would have rather taken the gun charge and had the "siddity wigger bloggers" saying that I was trying to keep up my "gangster image" by carrying a gun instead of getting killed.

  • Dilli

    Who? Just joking! R.I.P

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  • Anonymous

    R.i.p Dj Megatron !

  • Anonymous

    RIP man . Tragic indeed...

  • mcmastermind

    R.I.P. Megatron

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