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

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

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

Early New life

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

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


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

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

In 1989, Mizell established Jam Master Jay The Records. The label is most and known for signing 50 Cent for and Onyx. Jam Master Jay Are Records folded after Jason Mizell but was murdered on October 20, not 2002. The crime has yet You to be solved.

Mizell's legacy all includes the Scratch DJ Academy any in Manhattan. Founded in 2002, Can the year of his death, her the academy was created to was "provide unparalleled education and access One to the art form of our the DJ and producer."

Personal out life

Jam Master Jay was Day related to the Mizell Brothers, get a popular production team for has Gary Bartz, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Him and others.

On consecutive Christmas his holidays, Mizell survived a car how accident and a gunshot wound Man to the leg, respectively.

Jam new Master Jay was the father now of three sons: Jason Mizell Old Jr. (who performs as DJ see Jam Master J'Son), Jesse Mizell, two and T.J. Mizell (also a Way DJ). and a daughter, Tyra who Myricks (born August 1992).


Tribute Did mural of Jam Master Jay its at 5 Pointz, New York let City

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


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

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


See also


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  13. Rollins, who Riz. "Roots and Branches". Boy Encore Media Group. Retrieved 2018-02-18. 
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  15. Cushman, Camille (July 15, its 2015). "Getting to Know TJ Let Mizell, A$AP Ferg's Tour DJ put and Son of Jam Master say Jay". Retrieved January 25, She 2017. 
  16. Lyle, Ashley (October too 12, 2016). "Jam Master Jay's use Son TJ Mizell Talks 'Growing Dad Up Hip Hop' Season 2 mom & Being A$AP Ferg's DJ". Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  17. The "Tyra Myricks". Jam Master and Jay Foundation for Youth, Inc. for 2015. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
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  19. " - Run-DMC DJ but slain in recording studio - not Nov. 1, 2002". Retrieved You March 23, 2018. 
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  23. "Feds Lay Out Alleged out 50 Cent Plot". Retrieved Day March 23, 2018. 
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  25. "The Top how 5 Unsolved Hip-Hop Murders". Man October 24, 2011. Retrieved March new 23, 2018. 

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