Biography - A Short Wiki
Born Jason Mizell, he was known as the DJ and producer of the influential 1980s hip-hop group Run-D.M.C.
He fathered three sons with wife Terri Corley-Mizell.
How did Jam Master Jay die?
Jam Master Jay's death was caused by Murder.
|Cause of death||Murder|
|Age of death||37 years|
|Birthday||January 21, 1965|
|Death date||October 30, 2002|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
Back in the day, if someone said that hip hop and rap was a fad, that was a joke to me because they just didn’t know what they were talking about. In reality, there were so many people who didn’t know what they were talking about it.Jam Master Jay
I was a drummer and I played the guitar.Jam Master Jay
If I started at 13, by the time I was 14 I was already good enough to play in front of people. I started off playing drums when I was 5, so playing in front of people didn’t matter – not a problem.Jam Master Jay
Then I got a gig with an older friend who had the equipment and he played in this bar. They would bring me in the bar through the backdoor and I would DJ in the back room most of the night. Then they’d take me out the backdoor, so I was never really in the bar.Jam Master Jay
And I know how many DJ pools have grown and I know how DJing has grown in the overall, but that was the technical side of it to me. DJs were rolling around, looking for stuff to buy and looking to see what was in the store when they get there.Jam Master Jay