As EUR reported today, Jam Master Jay will receive a Lifetime Achievment Award at the VH1 Big in 2002 Awards show. The Award will be accepted by Run and DMC.
Read the whole article at www.eurweb.com and peek VH1’s website for more information about the show.
Unfortunately, but understandable and foreseeable, Run-DMC has officially retired.
During a press conference yesterday to raise financial support for Jays family Run explained that Run-DMC can’t be without Jay. He said “I can’t get out in front of my fans with a new DJ” and that there ist no “other way but to be the three original members” – so the two remaing members, Run and DMC, decided to retire.
Lee Bailey’s EUR/Electronic Urban Report reported today about Jam Master Jays funeral at Allen Cathedral in Queens.
Jam Master Jay was laid to rest at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York.
Read the whole article at EUR
Already on monday, November 4th, the EUR reported about the investigations which were done up to now in the case of Jays murder.
Read the whole article at EUR
The funeral service for JMJ will be held Tuesday (November 5) at the Allen A.M.E. Cathedral, 110-31 Merrick Blvd., Saint Albans, Queens from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The wake will be held on Monday (November 4) at the Jay Foster- Phillips Funeral Home, 179-24 Linden Blvd., Saint Albans, Queens.
A private viewing for family and friends will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
A public viewing will be available from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Following the funeral services Tuesday, Mizell will be buried at the Fern Crest Cemetery located at 280 Secor Road, Hartsdale, New York.
Donations for the Mizell Children’s Fund can be mailed to:
Mizell Children’s Fund,
C/o Terri Corley-Mizell,
P.O. Box 3497, New Hyde Park, NY 11040.
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…