jmj celebrates the life of the man behind the wheels of steel that coined the phrase “got damn that DJ made my day”

Born Jason Mizell in Brooklyn, NY on this date in 1965, Jam Master Jay was the prolific figure behind the 1s and 2s for the groundbreaking group Run-DMC. Jay’s unparalleled charisma coupled with his hand skills on the Technics made JMJ a legendary personality all of his own. He started the careers of Hip Hop stars such as 50 Cent and Onyx while still producing hits for the iconic Hollis, Queens crew.

Jam Master Jay was tragically shot and killed on October 30, 2002 in his studio in Queens and no one has been charged or arrested in connection with this tragic crime.

11 years later his legacy lives on, with his widow Connie Mizell-Perry and brother Marvin Thompson continuing the Jam Master Jay Foundation For Youth which provides educational and economic opportunities for young men and women who came up after people like JMJ. Also, his son was just spotted on a J train doing the damn thing on the wheels, proving that he’s just a chip off the JMJ block. sends a supreme born day salute to Jam Master Jay. His legacy lives on!

-Sha Be Allah(@KingPenStatus)