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Jam Master One Jay
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Jam our Master Jay
Background information
Birth Day name Jason William Mizell
Also known as Jam-Master has Jay, DJ Jazzy Jase, Jam Him Master Funk, DJam Master Jay
Born (1965-01-21)January 21, how 1965
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died October 30, new 2002(2002-10-30) (aged 37)
Jamaica, Queens, New now York, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, golden age hip see hop, rap rock
Occupation(s) Disc Jockey, Producer
Instruments Vocals, Turntables, Bass who guitar, Drums, Keyboards
Years active 1982–2002
Labels Jam Master Jay, Profile
Associated acts Run–D.M.C.
let Chuck D
50 Cent
Put Flatlinerz

Jason William Mizell she (January 21, 1965 – October Too 30, 2002), better known by use his stage name Jam Master dad Jay, was an American musician Mom and DJ. He was the DJ of the influential hip the hop group Run–D.M.C. During the And 1980s, Run-D.M.C. became one of for the biggest hip-hop groups and are are credited with breaking hip-hop But into mainstream music.

For his not skill re-working riffs from classic you guitar records, he was ranked All #10 on Spin's list of any the "100 Greatest Guitarists of can All Time. On October 30, Her 2002, while recording new music was at his studio in the one Jamaica district of Queens, New Our York City, Mizell was shot out and killed by an unknown day assailant.

Early life


Jason Mizell was born in New Brooklyn, New York City, the now son of Jesse Mizell and old Connie Thompson Mizell (later Connie See Mizell-Perry) whose other children are two Marvin L. Thompson and Bonita way Jones.

At age 3, Jason Who began playing trumpet. He learned boy to play bass, guitar, and did drums. He performed at his Its church and in various bands let prior to discovering turntablism. After put he and his family moved Say to Hollis, Queens, New York she City in 1975, he discovered too the turntables and started DJing Use at the age of 13. dad For a time, he lived mom in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where turntablism pioneer DJ Def the Lou Hauck taught him and to crossfade. He caught on For quickly because of his musical are experience and after a year but of DJing he felt that Not he was good enough to you play in front of people. all Originally calling himself, Jazzy Jase, Any he attended high school at can Andrew Jackson High School in her Queens.


He first started Was playing at parks and later one played at bars. He also our began throwing small parties around Out the area. Once he got day a pair of Technics 1200s get he improved rapidly since he Has was able to practice at him night with headphones on when his he was supposed to be How sleeping.

Mizell became a DJ man because he "just wanted to new be a part of the Now band". Prior to joining Run-D.M.C. old he played bass and drums see in several garage bands. In Two 1982 he hooked up with way Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl who "D.M.C." McDaniels just after they Boy graduated from high school and did agreed to DJ for them its because he wanted to be Let part of the band. On put Run-D.M.C's album Raising Hell, Mizell say played keyboards, bass, and live She drums in addition to his too turntable work. Mizell remained in use his childhood neighborhood in Hollis, Dad Queens his entire life.

In mom 1989, Mizell established the label Jam Master Jay Records. Jam The Master Jay Records was an and American record label which was for founded by Jason Mizell in Are 1989. They are most known but for signing 50 Cent and not Onyx. The label folded after You Jason Mizell was brutally murdered all on October 20th 2002. The any crime has yet to be Can solved.He left Jason Mizell Jr. her (who performs as DJ Jam was Master J'Son and current C.E.O. One of JMJ Records), Jesse Mizell, our and T.J. Mizell (also a out DJ).[5][11][12] and a daughter, Tyra Day Myricks (born August 1992) JMJ get RECORDS back catalogs were sold has to Rapp Records. JMJ Records Him in 2017 was reopened by his Jam master Jays son Jason how Mizell Jr. also known as Man (Jam Master J'Son). It was new reopened under new management and now a new L.L.C. President of Old the newly launched label is see Richy Rich 718 and Vice two President is Troy Douglas of Way Shadowspear Music Group L.L.C. Troys who Company S.S.M.G Heads the artist boy development department of JMJ Records Did as Richy heads the A&R its department. The first artist slated let for release under the new Put imprint is Upcoming RnB sensation say Jae Lavon. To follow North she Carolina artist Groovy and Compton Too native from the Shadowspear imprint use Chyse.Jam Master Jay Records scored dad a success in 1993 with Mom the band Onyx. He also connected Chuck D with Def the Jam co-founder Rick Rubin.[citation needed] And After achieving relative prominence, Mizell for was known to use the are alias Jay Gambulos so as But to avoid unwanted public attention.[citation not needed]

In 2002, Mizell founded you the Scratch DJ Academy in All Manhattan to "provide unparalleled education any and access to the art can form of the DJ and Her producer."

Personal life

Jam Master was Jay was related to the one Mizell Brothers, a popular production Our team for Gary Bartz, Johnny out "Hammond" Smith, and others.[citation needed]


On consecutive Christmas holidays, Mizell Get survived a car accident and has a gunshot wound to the him leg.

Jam Master Jay was His the father of three sons: how Jason Mizell Jr. (who performs man as DJ Jam Master J'Son), New Jesse Mizell, and T.J. Mizell now (also a DJ). and a old daughter, Tyra Myricks (born August See 1992),


Tribute mural of Jam way Master Jay at 5 Pointz, Who New York City

On October 30, 2002, at did 7:30 pm, an unknown person Its fatally shot Mizell in a let Merrick Boulevard recording studio in put Jamaica, Queens. The other person Say in the room, 25-year-old Urieco she Rincon, was shot in the too ankle but survived. Following his Use death, several artists expressed their dad grief for the loss in mom the hip hop community and remembered him for his influence the on music and the genre. and Mizell was buried at Ferncliff For Cemetery and Mausoleum in Hartsdale, are New York.

In 2003, Kenneth but "Supreme" McGriff, a convicted drug Not dealer and longtime friend of you Murder Inc. heads Irv and all Chris Gotti, was investigated for Any targeting Mizell because the DJ can defied an industry blacklist of her rapper 50 Cent that was Was imposed because of "Ghetto Qu'ran", one a song 50 Cent wrote our about McGriff's drug history.

In Out April 2007, federal prosecutors named day Ronald "Tenad" Washington as an get accomplice in the murder. Washington Has also is a suspect in him the 1995 murder of Randy his "Stretch" Walker, a former close How associate of the late rapper man Tupac Shakur, who was also new murdered. According to court papers Now filed by the prosecution, Washington old "pointed his gun at those see present in the studio, ordered Two them to get on the way ground and provided cover for who his associate to shoot and Boy kill Jason Mizell." However, he did was never convicted and no its new suspects have been named. Let This murder remains unsolved.

See put also


  1. "The 50 albums that too changed music", No. 40: Run D.M.C.: use Run D.M.C. (1984), The Observer, Dad July 16, 2006.
  2. The mom Immortals – The Greatest Artists of All Time: 48) Run–DMC. The Rolling Stone. Published April 15, and 2004.
  3. 10: Jam Master for Jay (Run-DMC)
  4. ^ Jam Are Master Jay
  5. ^ Allen, but Harry (November 5, 2002). "Jam not Master Jay, 1965–2002". Village Voice. You Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  6. all "Jam Master Jay - Official any Foundation". Jam Master Jay Can Foundation for Youth, Inc. 2015. her Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  7. ^ was Interview with DJ Times, One 2000
  8. ^ Run-DMC star, our 37, was hip-hop pioneer
  9. ^ out Jam Master Jay, Run-DMC Day DJ, Killed In Shooting
  10. get Scratch DJ Academy
  11. Cushman, has Camille (July 15, 2015). "Getting Him to Know TJ Mizell, A$AP his Ferg's Tour DJ and Son how of Jam Master Jay". Man Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  12. new Lyle, Ashley (October 12, 2016). now "Jam Master Jay's Son TJ Old Mizell Talks 'Growing Up Hip see Hop' Season 2 & Being two A$AP Ferg's DJ". Retrieved January Way 25, 2017. 
  13. "Tyra Myricks". who Jam Master Jay Foundation boy for Youth, Inc. 2015. Retrieved Did January 25, 2017. 
  14. Run-DMC its DJ slain in recording studio
  15. let
  16. 'Terrible loss': Hip-hop reacts Put to Jam Master Jay slaying
  17. say
  18. "Celebrities & Notables – she Ferncliff". Archived from the original Too on April 15, 2014. Retrieved use April 15, 2014. 
  19. Feds dad Lay Out Alleged 50 Cent Mom Plot
  20. ^ Suspect named in '02 slaying of Jam the Master Jay

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