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Damn it, man!

The hip-hop DJ murdered near his Staten Island home over the weekend was out on a pot-buying run and talking to a pal on the phone when he was gunned down, law-enforcement sources revealed yesterday.

Corey McGriff, a k a DJ Megatron, was chatting with a friend, telling him he was buying marijuana, at 2 a.m. Sunday when the line suddenly went dead, a source said.

The pal, who was not identified, told police that he didn’t hear any shots, cops said they found the cellphone near the body, and at least three young men were spotted fleeing from the scene.

Investigators are weighing such possible scenarios as a random crime, a drug deal gone awry and even a hit.

McGriff, 32, who had just left his 4-year-old son home alone, worked on radio with WQHT-FM Hot 97 and on TV with BET but had only $1 in his wallet, and cops said a gal pal was paying his bills.

Not to vilify the victim… but if only he had stayed home with his seed instead of chasing after trees. So sad.

Here’s what his co-workers at Hot 97 had to say:

“From the entire Hot 97 family past and present, first and foremost, our blessings go out to Megatron’s family,” Ebro Darden, Hot 97 program director, says. “He will always be remembered as a great person. He was genuine, sincere, and always positive. It was a pleasure to have worked with him and know him.”

“[He] was more than a respected member of our staff; he was a friend, a father, and a kind spirit,” Patricia Robinson, director of personnel of Emmis Communications, says. “Our hearts are heavy that we have to lose him in this manner and we pray comfort for his loved ones. We unite in our thoughts and efforts for peace in our communities.”


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