The Hunt For Jam Master Jay’s Killer Is Over

by Olivia Butler

October 31, 2017

Photo by Janette Beckman/Getty Images

With October 30th marking the 15 year anniversary of the Jam Master Jay shooting our hearts still mourn the iconic DJ’s death.

UNITED STATES – JANUARY 01: Photo of Run-D.M.C.; Jam Master Jay at home with son Jason., ( Run DMC ), Hollis, New York (Photo by Janette Beckman/Redferns)

Despite records stating that there were at least four other people present at the time of his death, no one has been convicted for his murder. We know that Jay was shot, but none of the people present have provided substantial information that points to the shooter.

With leads running dry New York City police have officially ruled Jam Master Jay’s homicide a cold case.

NEW YORK – 1985: Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels and Jam Master Jay of the hip-hop group “Run DMC” pose for a studio portrait session in 1985 in New York, New York. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Born Jason Mizell, Jam Master Jay rose to fame as the  DJ for Run-DMC, one of the most influential rap groups of all time.

Jam Master Jay can be heard on Run-DMC hits like “My Adidas,” ″It’s Tricky,” and  “It’s Like That.” He was fatally shot on October 30, 2002 at a recording studio in Jamaica, Queens. In 2009, the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

 

 

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