Jam Master Jay, born Jason Mizell, was shot and killed in a Queens based studio on Merrick Boulevard yesterday, Wednesday 30th of October, at 7:30 pm local time. He was only 37 years old (born January 21, 1965).
Rest in Peace!
My personal one:
Run-DMC was the group that introduced me to rap along with PE, LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys. The first rap record I ever owned was the “Mary, Mary” 12inch with “Raising Hell” on b-side . That was in 1990 or 1991. OK, that was right after Run-DMC biggest success, but at that time I joined them and – believe me it’s still continued – I love them. They’re my “all-time favourites”. I got all albums twice and a huge set of 12inches, 7inches, CD-singles – I spent a lot of money and time collecting it. Just because I love their music so much.
Today I heared the bad news on the german radio. Also a lot of people – visitors of my website – sent me the bad news to inform me. My thanks to those.
Now, just asking myself WHY?!?
Run-DMC and JMJ for me embodied the good guys in rap. No gangsta style, no dirty fronting and dissing – the smart and nice guys of the game. True to the fan. The eminience of rap!
And now Jam Master Jay is dead and I can’t imagine any reason why he got murdered. J is dead – what a losing for his family, Run-DMC and the whole rap game. One of the good guys is gone.
What a sad, sad day…