Born Jason Mizell in Brooklyn, New York City, Jay was a legendary hip-hop artist known as DJ Jam Master Jay
Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels called for quiet in memory of the late Run DMC member Jam Master Jay
before launching into an hour-long set.
This hip hop group composed of Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jam Master Jay
is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential groups in hip hop culture.
He was taken under the wing of the late, great Jam Master Jay
The deluxe version of the CD will include Two Turntables and A Microphone: The Life And Death Of Jam Master Jay
, a documentary on the man Fiddy calls his "mentor".
Earlier that year he had been stabbed during an argument with suspects in the investigation into the death of his mentor Jam Master Jay
Jeremy Fish's newest series are dead rapper decks immortalizing ODB, Biggie, Buffy, and Jam Master Jay
How Run DMC's Jam Master Jay
and Biggie Smalls got shot and Simon still walks the streets is one of life's mysteries.
Covering everything from the current political climate and engaging everything from the commercialization of thuggism (and the death of group member DJ Jam Master Jay
in 2002) to the recent revelation of his adoption and Dominican heritage, DMC creates some ambitious message music without descending into maudlin antics or high-handed pronouncements of moral superiority.
and even 50 Cent's first musical mentor, Jam Master Jay
, their lives.
Raised by his maternal grandparents, 50 Cent soon gravitated toward the drug life himself, even as he parlayed his verbal dexterity and natural flow into an apprenticeship with Run-DMC's Jam Master Jay
(the victim of an unsolved fatal shooting in his neighborhood music studio in 2002).
The trio of Simmons, DJ Jam Master Jay
and Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels influenced a generation of hip-hop stars from Tupac to 50 Cent and NWA to the Beastie Boys.