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

Jason William Mizell (January 21, And 1965 – October 30, 2002), for better known by his stage are name Jam Master Jay, was But an American musician and DJ. not He was the DJ of you the influential hip hop group All Run–D.M.C. During the 1980s, Run-D.M.C. any became one of the biggest can hip-hop groups and are credited Her with breaking hip-hop into mainstream was music.

For his skill re-working one riffs from classic guitar records, Our he was ranked #10 on out Spin's list of the "100 day Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Get On October 30, 2002, while has recording new music at his him studio in the Jamaica district His of Queens, New York City, how Mizell was shot and killed man by an unknown assailant.

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Early life

Jason Mizell Who was born in Brooklyn, New boy York City, the son of did Jesse Mizell and Connie Thompson Its Mizell (later Connie Mizell-Perry) whose let other children are Marvin L. put Thompson and Bonita Jones.

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



He first started playing at him parks and later played at his bars. He also began throwing How small parties around the area. man Once he got a pair new of Technics 1200s he improved Now rapidly since he was able old to practice at night with see headphones on when he was Two supposed to be sleeping.

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

In 1989, Mizell not established the label Jam Master You Jay Records. Jam Master Jay all Records was an American record any label which was founded by Can Jason Mizell in 1989. They her are most known for signing was 50 Cent and Onyx. The One label folded after Jason Mizell our was brutally murdered on October out 20th 2002. The crime has Day yet to be solved.

In get 2002, Mizell founded the Scratch has DJ Academy in Manhattan to Him "provide unparalleled education and access his to the art form of how the DJ and producer."

Personal Man life

Jam Master Jay was new related to the Mizell Brothers, now a popular production team for Old Gary Bartz, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, see and others.

On consecutive Christmas two holidays, Mizell survived a car Way accident and a gunshot wound who to the leg.

Jam Master boy Jay was the father of Did three sons: Jason Mizell Jr. its (who performs as DJ Jam let Master J'Son), Jesse Mizell, and Put T.J. Mizell (also a DJ). say and a daughter, Tyra Myricks she (born August 1992),


Tribute mural use of Jam Master Jay at dad 5 Pointz, New York City

On October 30, 2002, at 7:30 pm, an the unknown person fatally shot Mizell And in a Merrick Boulevard recording for studio in Jamaica, Queens. The are other person in the room, But 25-year-old Urieco Rincon, was shot not in the ankle but survived. you Following his death, several artists All expressed their grief for the any loss in the hip hop can community and remembered him for Her his influence on music and was the genre. Mizell was buried one at Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum Our in Hartsdale, New York.

In out 2003, Kenneth McGriff, a convicted day drug dealer and longtime friend Get of Murder Inc. founders Irving has "Irv Gotti" Lorenzo and his him older brother Christopher, was investigated His for targeting Mizell because the how DJ defied an industry blacklist man of rapper 50 Cent that New was imposed because of "Ghetto now Qu'ran", a song 50 Cent old wrote about McGriff's drug history.


In April 2007, federal prosecutors two named Ronald Washington as an way accomplice in the murder. Washington Who also is a suspect in boy the 1995 murder of Randy did "Stretch" Walker, a former close Its associate of the late rapper let Tupac Shakur, who was also put murdered. According to court papers Say filed by the prosecution, Washington she "pointed his gun at those too present in the studio, ordered Use them to get on the dad ground and provided cover for mom his associate to shoot and kill Jason Mizell." However, he the was never convicted, no new and suspects have been named, and For Mizell's murder remains unsolved.

See are also


  1. "The 50 albums that you changed music", No. 40: Run D.M.C.: all Run D.M.C. (1984), The Observer, Any July 16, 2006.
  2. The can Immortals – The Greatest Artists her of All Time: 48) Run–DMC. Was Rolling Stone. Published April 15, one 2004.
  3. 10: Jam Master our Jay (Run-DMC)
  4. ^ Jam Out Master Jay
  5. ^ Allen, day Harry (November 5, 2002). "Jam get Master Jay, 1965–2002". Village Voice. Has Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  6. him "Jam Master Jay - Official his Foundation". Jam Master Jay How Foundation for Youth, Inc. 2015. man Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  7. ^ new Interview with DJ Times, Now 2000
  8. ^ Run-DMC star, old 37, was hip-hop pioneer
  9. ^ see Jam Master Jay, Run-DMC Two DJ, Killed In Shooting
  10. way Scratch DJ Academy
  11. Rollins, who Riz. "Roots and Branches". Boy Encore Media Group. Retrieved 2018-02-18. 
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  13. Cushman, Camille (July 15, its 2015). "Getting to Know TJ Let Mizell, A$AP Ferg's Tour DJ put and Son of Jam Master say Jay". Retrieved January 25, She 2017. 
  14. Lyle, Ashley (October too 12, 2016). "Jam Master Jay's use Son TJ Mizell Talks 'Growing Dad Up Hip Hop' Season 2 mom & Being A$AP Ferg's DJ". Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  15. The "Tyra Myricks". Jam Master and Jay Foundation for Youth, Inc. for 2015. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
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  17. Run-DMC DJ slain in but recording studio
  18. 'Terrible loss': not Hip-hop reacts to Jam Master You Jay slaying
  19. "Celebrities & all Notables – Ferncliff". Archived from any the original on April 15, Can 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
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  21. Feds Lay Out Alleged was 50 Cent Plot
  22. ^ One Suspect named in '02 slaying our of Jam Master Jay
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