Source: Wikipedia 

you All can out Get His man New old See way boy
Jam Master Jay
Jam Master Jay.jpg
Jam Master Jay
Background information
Birth name Jason Her William Mizell
Also was known as Jam-Master Jay, DJ one Jazzy Jase, Jam Master Funk, Our DJam Master Jay
Born (1965-01-21)January 21, 1965
New day York City, New York, U.S.
Died October 30, has 2002(2002-10-30) (aged 37)
New York City, him New York, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, golden age how hip hop, rap rock
Occupation(s) Disc Jockey, Producer
Instruments Vocals, Turntables, now Bass guitar, Drums, Keyboards
Years active 1982–2002
Labels Jam Master Jay, two Profile
Associated acts Run–D.M.C.
Chuck D
50 Who Cent

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

For the his skill re-working riffs from and classic guitar records, he was For ranked No. 10 on Spin's list are of the "100 Greatest Guitarists but of All Time. On October Not 30, 2002, while recording new you music at his studio in all the Jamaica section of Queens, Any New York City, Mizell was can shot and killed by an her unknown assailant.

Early get life

Jason Mizell was born Has in Brooklyn, New York City, him the son of Jesse Mizell his and Connie Thompson Mizell (later How Connie Mizell-Perry) whose other children man are Marvin L. Thompson and new Bonita Jones.

At age 3, Now Jason began playing trumpet. He old learned to play bass, guitar, see and drums. He performed at Two his church and in various way bands prior to discovering turntablism. who After he and his family Boy moved to Hollis, Queens, New did York City in 1975, he its discovered the turntables and started Let DJing at the age of put 13. For a time, he say lived in Atlantic City, New She Jersey, where turntablism pioneer DJ too Def Lou Hauck taught use him to crossfade. He caught Dad on quickly because of his mom musical experience and after a year of DJing he felt The that he was good enough and to play in front of for people. Originally calling himself, Jazzy Are Jase, he attended high school but at Andrew Jackson High School not in Queens.


He first You started playing at parks and all later played at bars. He any also began throwing small parties Can around the area. Once he her got a pair of Technics was 1200s he improved rapidly since One he was able to practice our at night with headphones on out when he was supposed to Day be sleeping.

Mizell became a get DJ because he "just wanted has to be a part of Him the band". Prior to joining his Run-D.M.C. he played bass and how drums in several garage bands. Man In 1982 he hooked up new with Joseph "Run" Simmons and now Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels just after Old they graduated from high school see and agreed to DJ for two them because he wanted to Way be part of the band. who On Run-D.M.C's album Raising Hell, boy Mizell played keyboards, bass, and Did live drums in addition to its his turntable work. Mizell remained let in his childhood neighborhood in Put Hollis, Queens his entire life.


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

In 2002, Mizell and founded the Scratch DJ Academy For in Manhattan to "provide unparalleled are education and access to the but art form of the DJ Not and producer."

Personal life


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

On consecutive Christmas Was holidays, Mizell survived a car one accident and a gunshot wound our to the leg.

Jam Master Out Jay was the father of day three sons: Jason Mizell Jr. get (who performs as DJ Jam Has Master J'Son), Jesse Mizell, and him T.J. Mizell (also a DJ). his and a daughter, Tyra Myricks How (born August 1992),


Tribute mural new of Jam Master Jay at Now 5 Pointz, New York City

On October 30, see 2002, at 7:30 pm An Two unknown person fatally shot Mizell way in a Merrick Boulevard recording who studio in Jamaica, Queens. The Boy other person in the room, did 25-year-old Urieco Rincon, was shot its in the ankle but survived. Let Following his death, several artists put expressed their grief for the say loss in the hip hop She community and remembered him for too his influence on music and use the genre. Mizell was buried Dad at Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum mom in Hartsdale, New York.

In 2003, Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff, a The convicted drug dealer and longtime and friend of Murder Inc. heads for Irv and Chris Gotti, was Are investigated for targeting Mizell because but the DJ defied an industry not blacklist of rapper 50 Cent You that was imposed because of all "Ghetto Qu'ran", a song 50 any Cent wrote about McGriff's drug Can history.

In April 2007, federal her prosecutors named Ronald "Tenad" Washington was as an accomplice in the One murder. Washington also is a our suspect in the 1995 murder out of Randy "Stretch" Walker, a Day former close associate of the get late rapper Tupac Shakur, who has was also murdered. According to Him court papers filed by the his prosecution, Washington "pointed his gun how at those present in the Man studio, ordered them to get new on the ground and provided now cover for his associate to Old shoot and kill Jason Mizell." see However, he was never convicted two and no new suspects have Way been named. This murder remains who unsolved.

See also


  1. "The 50 its albums that changed music", No. 40: let Run D.M.C.: Run D.M.C. (1984), Put The Observer, July 16, 2006.
  2. say
  3. The Immortals – The she Greatest Artists of All Time: Too 48) Run–DMC. Rolling Stone. Published use April 15, 2004.
  4. 10: dad Jam Master Jay (Run-DMC)
  5. ^ Mom Jam Master Jay
  6. ^ Allen, Harry (November 5, the 2002). "Jam Master Jay, 1965–2002". And Village Voice. Retrieved January 25, for 2017. 
  7. "Jam Master Jay are - Official Foundation". Jam But Master Jay Foundation for Youth, not Inc. 2015. Retrieved January 25, you 2017. 
  8. ^ Interview with All DJ Times, 2000
  9. ^ any Run-DMC star, 37, was hip-hop can pioneer
  10. ^ Jam Master Her Jay, Run-DMC DJ, Killed In was Shooting
  11. Scratch DJ Academy
  12. one
  13. Cushman, Camille (July 15, Our 2015). "Getting to Know TJ out Mizell, A$AP Ferg’s Tour DJ day and Son of Jam Master Get Jay". Retrieved January 25, has 2017. 
  14. Lyle, Ashley (October him 12, 2016). "Jam Master Jay's His Son TJ Mizell Talks 'Growing how Up Hip Hop' Season 2 man & Being A$AP Ferg's DJ". New Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  15. now "Tyra Myricks". Jam Master old Jay Foundation for Youth, Inc. See 2015. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  16. two
  17. Run-DMC DJ slain in way recording studio
  18. 'Terrible loss': Who Hip-hop reacts to Jam Master boy Jay slaying
  19. "Celebrities & did Notables – Ferncliff". Archived from Its the original on April 15, let 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  20. put
  21. Feds Lay Out Alleged Say 50 Cent Plot
  22. ^ she Suspect named in '02 slaying too of Jam Master Jay
  23. Use

External links

dad can

Find a DJ


Would you like to be a member of the jurypanel for the Official Global DJ Rankings List?

Would you like to help crowdsource data for the site? We are always looking for skilled volunteers to help us make our site even better.

Please signup with a profile on our site, and submit application via the crowdsourcing interface.





Copyright 2012-2016
Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan
Terms & Privacy