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  Jam Master Jay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jason Mizell (January 21, 1965 – October 30, 2002), known as Jam Master Jay, was the founder and DJ of Run-DMC, a highly influential hip-hop group, based in the Queens borough of New York City.
Jay had played bass and drums in several garage bands prior to joining Run-D.M.C.; on all of their albums from "Raising Hell" on, he played keyboards, bass, and live drums in addition to his turntable work.
Jam Master Jay] was murdered for defying the fllist of 50 Cent."
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jam_Master_Jay   (647 words)

 Jam Master Jay Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jason Mizell (January 21, 1965 - October 30, 2002), better known as Jam Master Jay, was the founder and DJ of Run-DMC, a highly influential hip-hop group, based in the Queens district of New York.
In 1989, Mizell established the label Jam Master Jay Records, which scored a strong success in 1993 with the band Onyx_(band).
Jam Master Jay Killed in Shooting, SOHH: The Wire, October 31, 2002
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/j/ja/jam_master_jay.html   (534 words)

 village voice > news > Jam Master Jay, 1965—2002 by Harry Allen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jay was their instrumental and musical backbone, their melodic voice and rhythmic heart.
Jam Master Jay, for instance, was probably the first DJ ever to use Anvil Cases—as opposed to crudely cut, makeshift squares of foam—to support turntables during concerts.
Jam Master Jay's pivotal role in the history of hip-hop culture is singular, his shoes impossible to fill—a point inevitably made, maybe, by the piles of empty Adidas left at a makeshift memorial outside his murder site.
www.villagevoice.com /issues/0245/allen.php   (1303 words)

 Jam Master Jay will be missed - Focus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jay was only 37 at the time of his death and was in the midst of a tour with RUN-DMC alongside Aerosmith and had just released a greatest hits album.
Jay and RUN-DMC were able to solidify hip-hop in the music industry and bring it to the point where it was able to develop into the huge conglomerate that it is today.
Jay commanded the crowd at live shows with his amazing turntable abilities, and was the ringleader for one of the greatest live acts to have ever graced a stage.
www.dailycampus.com /news/2002/11/04/Focus/Jam-Master.Jay.Will.Be.Missed-314024.shtml   (639 words)

 Jam Master Jay Tributes
Jay wasn't slowing down, this wasn't a case of an "old school legend" being murdered, but rather the end of a dynamic, untouchable DJ who's impact on the game was still as dynamic as ever.
Run-DMC and Jam Master Jay were the trailblazers and as I grew up, I got to watch them "lay down law, from state to state." As I've gotten older, their music has been a constant.From 1983 to 1986 they accomplished more in hip-hop than most artists in their whole career.
Jam Master Jay will be missed and I send my regards to his wife, three children, and all those that were touched at some point in time with his greatness and kindness.
pages.sbcglobal.net /tmoren/rundmc/jay   (21537 words)

 Jam Master Jay @ United DJ Mixing School
Jam Master Jay's scratching and mixing exhibitions on songs such as "Jam Master Jay," "Sucker MCs" and "Peter Piper" were so influential on DJ's at the time and future turntablists to come.
Being a mainstream act in the early 80's, Jay made a statement to the pop world by showcasing to the world that a DJ can make all the music for the lead vocalist live on stage, and that the turntable is an instrument.
Jam Master Jay alongside DST (Now known as DXT, due to a brother passing away) who scratched on the infamous track "Rokit" by Herbie Hancock were the very first to introduce "The DJ as an artist" to the world of pop music.
www.djsunited.com.au /jam.html   (491 words)

 CNN.com - Run-DMC star, 37, was hip-hop pioneer - Oct. 31, 2002
Jam Master Jay, the DJ of the pioneering rap group Run-DMC, was shot in the head and killed in a New York recording studio.
Notorious B.I.G. Jam Master Jay, whose innovative turntable scratching helped the rap group Run-DMC break into the pop music mainstream, is being remembered as a pioneer and groundbreaker by friends and colleagues.
Jam Master Jay, who was born Jason Mizell in the middle-class Queens neighborhood of Hollis, was shot in the head and killed Wednesday night at a recording studio in the borough's Jamaica neighborhood.
archives.cnn.com /2002/SHOWBIZ/Music/10/31/obit.jam.master.jay   (1186 words)

 Jam Master Jay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jam Master Jay was a pioneer that took hip-hop to the mainstream, to the suburbs.
Jam Master Jay was a legend, and some mark ass buster killed him.
Jam Master Jay was truly a pioneer and all other MC's and DJ better show him some respect.
roadtothecup.com /jam_master_jay.htm   (375 words)

 Jam Master Jay (June 2000)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I’ve moderated DJ seminar panels from here to Buckhead and back, had people I love and respect tell their stories, but Jam Master Jay is the only one who ever zapped me with a little star power.
Jay: I was overseas and I had some DJ gigs that popped up on me in the middle of a tour.
Jay: Profile has half the publishing and they control and administer the publishing and distribute and own the records, so our group is a 10-point crew.
www.djtimes.com /original/djmag/jun00/JamMasterJay.htm   (5719 words)

 AlterNet: Remembering Jam Master Jay
All sorts of emotions are whirling inside my head and to be honest it's hard to believe Jam Master Jay [Jason Mizell] is dead...Dude was 37 years old, had a wife and three kids.
Jam Master Jay was a cool cat and it's for that reason I don't wanna do what we always seem to do when we encounter violent death...
"Jay Master Jay like 2Pac and the Notorious BIG' is in a long line of rap stars who have died violently in a violent rap world." Heck CNN has a poll on their website as we speak asking who has the most musical influence 2Pac, Biggie or JMJ.
www.alternet.org /story.html?StoryID=14445   (1578 words)

 VH1.com : Run-D.M.C. : Jam Master Jay, Run-DMC DJ, Killed In Shooting
For close to 20 years, Jam Master Jay, Run (Joseph Simmons) and DMC (Darryl McDaniels) have been touching the lives of multitudes of fans who include their peers and associates in the music industry.
His scratching and mixing exhibitions on songs such as "Jam Master Jay," "Sucker MCs" and "Peter Piper" (which Missy Elliott uses a portion of on her latest single, "Work It") were as influential on future turntablists as Run and DMC's raps were on the MCs who followed in their footsteps.
Jay, Run and DMC, who were immortalized on Hollywood's Rock Walk earlier this year, also served as reference points for any hip-hop stars thinking of making a move to the big screen.
www.vh1.com /artists/news/1458435/10302002/run_dmc.jhtml   (986 words)

 Rolling Stone : Jam Master Jay Killed
Run-D.M.C. DJ Jam Master Jay was shot dead in a Queens, New York studio last night.
Jay, whose real name was Jason Mizell, was pronounced dead at the scene; he was thirty-seven years old.
"Jam Master Jay was a longtime family man and one of the founders of the group that knocked down all of the doors for hip-hop."
www.rollingstone.com /news/story/5934221/jam_master_jay_killed   (334 words)

 AllHipHop.com : Daily Hip-Hop News
Legendary DJ Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC was shot in the head and killed in a studio in Queens, New York.
Jam Master Jay brought the art form of turntablism to the forefront of hip-hop music.
Jay, born Jason Mizell, was one of the founders of a group that broke down the barriers for hip-hop, being the first rap group to get played on MTV and one of the first fl artists that the network gave airtime to.
www.allhiphop.com /hiphopnews?ID=1302   (627 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Music | Jam Master Jay: Hip-hop pioneer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As one third of the legendary New York rap group Run-DMC, Jam Master Jay was among hip-hop's true pioneers.
In their trademark unlaced Adidas trainers, fedora hats and fl jeans, Run-DMC were - for a large part of the mid-1980s - the ubiquitous face of what would later come to be known as "old-school" hip-hop.
As the smiling DJ who preferred to let his colleagues do most of the the talking, Jam Master Jay was an integral part of the story.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/music/2380293.stm   (391 words)

 Rest In Peace - Jam Master Jay
I felt it was only right that Jay is memorialized permantly on the web because of the impact he's made on Hip Hop in general.
The first time was at a Wild Pitch party back in the late 80s and last year up the block from Arista records with Rev Run where I got their two autographs, gave Jay a pound and kept it movin'.
Jay played a part in my development as a young adult and has given me the drive and determination to make things happen.
www.j-m-j.com   (509 words)

 IGN: Jam Master Jay: RIP
In the public eye Jam Master Jay seemed content to be the "silent" member of the trio, choosing to let his hands do his talking via two turntables and a mound of wax.
Jam Master Jay was killed Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at approximately 7:30 p.m.
The 37-year-old Jay, whose real name was Jason Mizell, was shot once in the head in the studio's lounge and died at the scene, according to Detective Robert Price, a police spokesman.
music.ign.com /articles/376/376011p1.html   (1153 words)

 Its $5 Extra - Jam Master Jay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
But what really made Run-DMC special was Jam Master Jay: Jason Mizell, the presiding stylistic and musical genius who helped to invent rap's defining look and sound for the '80s, and became everybody's favorite DJ.
That is why in Oct. 2002 on that cold night inside a recording studio, after someone had taken the life from the great Jam Master Jay, the next week the surviving members of RUN DMC, Darryl and Joe, said at press conference that without Jay they will no longer play.
Jam Master Jays death goes down like many others before him as unsolved, just like icons Biggie and Tupac.
www.musicfanclubs.org /beastieboys/5dollar/13/jmj.htm   (367 words)

 SOHH.com / Daily Hip-Hop News / SOHH Exclusive: 3 Years Later, Jam Master Jay Murder Remains Unsolved Amidst "Drug" ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jam Master Jay, member of the legendary hip-hop group Run-DMC was killed October 30, 2002 in Jamaica, Queens at the age of 37.
According to police reports, Jay was in the studio working on music with another artist when an assailant entered the studio and fired shots hitting Jay in the head and another man, Urieco Rincon, in the leg.
Jay was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.
www.sohh.com /thewire/read.php?contentID=7757   (999 words)

 Mourning Jam Master Jay - Oct 31, 2002 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The turntable maestro behind pioneering rap trio Run-D.M.C., Jay, whose real name was Jason Mizell, was gunned down Wednesday night at a Jamaica, Queens, recording studio, and the tributes began pouring in Thursday.
"Jam Master Jay was a longtime family man and one of the founders of the group that knocked down all of the doors for hip-hop, and a dear friend of mine," Simmons said in a statement through his Hip-Hop Action Network.
As Jam Master Jay, Mizell was a vital member of the outfit, praised for his skillful scratching and stripped-down beats.
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,10767,00.html   (850 words)

 mtv.com - News - Friends Remember Jam Master Jay
NEW YORK — As police continue to search for suspects and a motive in the fatal shooting of hip-hop icon Jam Master Jay, the Run-DMC DJ is being remembered as a well-grounded pioneer who never lost touch with his roots.
Jay was scratching before anyone had the itch and was still at the top of his game when we played with him this summer [on tour].
Jam Master Jay was 37 and is survived by his wife, three children, brother and mother.
www.mtv.com /news/articles/1458443/20021031/run_dmc.jhtml?headlines=true   (1649 words)

 CNN.com - Run-DMC DJ slain in recording studio - Oct. 31, 2002
Jam Master Jay, the DJ of the longtime rap group Run-DMC, was shot in the head and killed Wednesday night in a Queens recording studio, according to New York police.
Jam Master Jay was born January 21,1965, as Jason Mizell in the middle-class Hollis neighborhood of Queens, New York, according to the group's Web site.
News of Mizell's death evoked memories of the shooting deaths of rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. in the late 1990s.
archives.cnn.com /2002/SHOWBIZ/Music/10/31/rapper.slain   (510 words)

 Bryce's Radio Experiments
Jam Master Jay, the D.J. who provided beats and scratches to the rap group Run-DMC's groundbreaking records, was shot and killed in a recording studio in Queens on Wednesday night.
But Run-DMC and Jam Master Jay, all middle-class natives of Hollis, Queens, a mile or so from where Mr.
Mizell was shot, created rap with a social conscience, urging listeners (between boasts) to stay in school, fight prejudice and respect one another.
radio.ntwizards.net /2002/10/31.html   (645 words)

 Arts Unlimited | Arts news | Run DMC DJ shot dead in New York
Jam Master Jay, DJ from the pioneering rap group Run DMC, was shot dead last night in his recording studio in New York City.
A gunman shot the 37-year-old DJ - real name Jason Mizell - once in the head and a second man, 25-year-old Urieco Rincon, was shot in the leg and taken to hospital.
His manipulation of twin record decks on Peter Piper, Sucker MCs and Jam Master Jay inspired many subsequent producers and DJs.
arts.guardian.co.uk /news/story/0,11711,823172,00.html   (654 words)

 JAM MASTER JAY previously un-published photos by GLEN E. FRIEDMAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
JAM MASTER JAY previously un-published photos by GLEN E. a.k.a.
It was when I heard his namesake song "JAM MASTER JAY", when the 1st RUN-DMC album came out, that I knew I was going to really get into hip hop in the way that I did.
I remember the first time Jay and I were driving in my Honda together somewhere around L.A., it had to be just around the time the 2nd album was dropping and I played him the BAD BRAINS, trying to get him to relate to my recent musical background.
www.southern.com /BURNINGFLAGS/JMJ_GEF_UNPUBLISHED.html   (229 words)

 Jam Master Jay
Dead At The Age Of Jam Master Jay, a founding member of the pioneering rap trio Run DMC, was shot and killed at his recording studio near the New York neighborhood where he grew up, police said.
During a press conference to raise financial support for Jays family Run explained that Run-DMC can`t be without Jay.
He said "I can`t get out in front of my fans with a new DJ" and that there isn`t no "other way but to be the three original members" - so the two remaing members, Run and DMC, decided to retire.
www.geocities.com /jammasterjaycrew   (662 words)

 Salon Directory
He's a one man band, in his own right Jam Master jams to the broad daylight No instruments needed, just two record players A stage, a crowd and two rhyme sayers
Jay was 37, a married man with three kids and no particular reputation as a thug or a hard case.
Adam Yauch couldn't have found Tibet on a map, and neither could I. Run-DMC -- if you need a history lesson, Jay formed the group with Run (Joseph Simmons, brother of rap entrepreneur Russell Simmons) and DMC (Darryl McDaniels) -- were hip-hop at its most innocent.
dir.salon.com /story/ent/music/feature/2002/11/01/jay_obit/index.html   (524 words)

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