Friday, 1 November 2002

Jam-Master Jay murdered

Jam-Master Jay was shot dead yesterday in a New York recording studio. He was 37.

Jay (real name Jason Mizell) was a pioneer of turntablism and was the driving force behind the genre-bending sound of Run-DMC.

Perhaps more than any other hip hop group, Jay, as part of Run-DMC, helped to bring the genre to the masses. His impact on hip hop truly can't be overstated.

I'm going to listen to Raising Hell very loud now and wish bad things upon the motherfucker that killed him.

Link to the Independent's obituary

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