Jam Master Jay

Music Producer

Jam Master Jay was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States on January 21st, 1965 and is the Music Producer. At the age of 37, Jam Master Jay biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 21, 1965
United States
Place of Birth
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Death Date
Oct 30, 2002 (age 37)
Zodiac Sign
$1 Million
Beatboxer, Disc Jockey, Rapper, Record Producer
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Jam Master Jay Life

Jason William Mizell (January 21, 1965 – October 30, 2002), better known by his stage name Jam Master Jay, was an American singer and DJ.

Run-D.M.C.'s DJ, he was the head of the influential hip hop band Run-D.M.C. Run-D.M.C. was a member of the National Guard in the 1980s. Mizell was shot and killed by an unknown assassination source while recording new music at his studio in Queens, New York City, on October 30, 2002.

Early life

Jason Mizell was born in Brooklyn, New York City, the son of Jesse Mizell and Connie Thompson Mizell (later Connie Mizell-Perry) whose other children are Marvin L. Thompson and Bonita Jones.

Jason started playing trumpet at the age of three. He learned how to play bass, guitar, and drums. Prior to discovering turntablism, he performed at his church and in various bands. He and his family immigrated to Hollis, Queens, New York City, in 1975, at the age of 10, and started DJing at the age of 13. He was a high school buddy of Wendell "DJ Fite," who is best known for his 13-year association with The Beastie Boys.

Mizell, a teen, was a member of a party that organized residential robbery. An encounter with an unmanned security guard frightened him into stopping the robbery, and as an adult, he was known for preventing criminal activity among his friends and family members.

He lived in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where turntablism pioneer DJ Def Lou Hauck taught him to crossfade. He jumped ahead of his musical experience, and after a year of DJing, he felt he was strong enough to perform in front of audiences. He began attending Andrew Jackson High School in New York City's Queens, originally named Jazzy Jase.

Personal life

Jam Master Jay was connected to the Mizell Brothers, a well-known production team for Gary Bartz, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, and others.

Mizell suffered a car accident and a leg fracture, respectively, on consecutive Christmas holidays.

Jam Master Jay was the father of three sons, including Jason Mizell Jr. (who appears as DJ Jam Master J'Son), Jesse Mizell, and TJ Mizell (also a DJ), and Tyra Myricks (born August 1992).


Jam Master Jay Career


He began playing in parks and later played in bars. He also started throwing small parties around the area. He grew quickly after he got a pair of Technics 1200, since he was able to practice at night with headphones on when he was supposed to be sleeping.

"Just wanted to be a part of the band," Mizell said. He performed bass and drums in several garage bands before joining Run-D.M.C. He began working Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "D.M.C." in 1982. McDaniels' parents enrolled in high school and decided to DJ for them because he wanted to be part of the band. Mizell performed keyboards, bass, and live drums on Run-D.M.C's album Raising Hell. Mizell stayed in his childhood neighborhood in Hollis, Queens, for the rest of his life.

Mizell established Jam Master Jay Records in 1989. The brand is best known for its sign-ins, 50 Cent and Onyx. After Jason Mizell's assassination on October 30, 2002, Jam Master Jay Records was disbanded.

The Scratch DJ Academy in Manhattan is part of Mizell's legacy. The academy, which was founded in 2002, was the year of his death, was established to "provide unparalleled education and exposure to the DJ and producer's art form."


In the murder of Jam Master Jay, the jury has arrived at a verdict

www.dailymail.co.uk, February 27, 2024
Following the weeks long hearing in Brooklyn Federal Court after the Run-DMC actor was shot down in 2020, the decision is likely to be read out at 3:30 EST.

Testimonial witness testifies during Jam Master Jay's final moments at a murder trial: After being shot in the head in Queens' recording studio, the Run DMC rapper kept his own skull closed

www.dailymail.co.uk, February 1, 2024
After being shot in 2002, a witness has revealed Run-DMC Jam Master Jay's final moments inside a Queens recording studio. The testimony was part of his criminal trial for his suspected murderers. I didn't have to look for a pulse,' Yarrah Concepcion said on Thursday as she wiped away tears recounting the murder. 'When his arm moved his brain stuff, his brain stuff came out of his head.' Prosecutors had trouble showing their case against Karl Jordan Jr., 40, and Ronald Washington, 59, according to Concepcion. Following their arrests in connection with the infamous shooting of Run-DMC actor Kevin Johnson in 2020, the two defendants are on trial in federal court in Brooklyn.

Witness breaks down in tears describing how Run-DMC's Jam Master Jay murder suspect Karl Jordan Jr killed the rapper at close range in 2002: 'He walked directly to Jay, shot him, then shrugged him off'

www.dailymail.co.uk, January 31, 2024
According to a witness, Jam Master Jay's suspected murderer walked right up to the superstar in a Queens recording studio and gave him a half handshake before shooting him dead and'shrugging' off his limp body. From a witness stand on Wednesday about Karl Jordan Jr., he walked straight to Jay and gave a potential handshake,' a half a handshake,' Uriel 'Tony' Rincon said.'That's when I hear a couple of shots.' At the same time when I see Jay fall, I dropped my phone looked at him [Jordan] and he's smiling.' On Wednesday, Rincon appeared in the courtroom as the prosecution's main witness. He spent hours on the stand remembrance the night where Mizell was killed. The murder was a drug deal gone wrong, according to investigators. Jordan, 40, and Ronald Washington, 59, are on trial for the the October 2002 killing of the Run-DMC star
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