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us: Jam Master Jay, 1965-2002

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  • Variants

    • us: Jay, Jam Master, 1965-2002
    • us: Mizell, Jason William, 1965-2002
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Death Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Queens (New York, N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Run-D.M.C. (Musical group)
        • Organization: (naf) Aerosmith (Musical group)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Two Fifths Down (Musical group)
    • Gender

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Rap (Music)
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Disc jockeys
            (lcsh) Sound recording executives and producers
        • Additonal Related Forms

          • us: Run-D.M.C. (Musical group)
        • Sources

          • found: Thigpen, D.E. Jam Master Jay, c2003: t.p. (Jam Master Jay) p. 13 (b. Jason William Mizell, Jan. 21, 1965) p. 153-154 (d. Oct. 30, [2002])
          • found: Gaylord Music Library necrology file WWW site, May 13, 2003 (Jam Master Jay, rap DJ, d. Oct. 30, 2002, Queens, NY; b. Jason Mizell, Jan. 21, 1965, Queens)
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed February 16, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Jam Master Jay; Jason William Mizell; DJ Jazzy Jase; recording industry leader, hip hop / rap producer, disc jockey, murder victim; born 21 January 1965 in Brooklyn, New York, United States; studied at Andrew Jackson High School; formed the hip-hop group Two Fifths Down (1980); became a sought-after DJ for local MCs; joined the group Run-D.M.C.; released top-selling single “Walk This Way” with rock group Aerosmith; started J[am] M[aster] J[ay] Records (1989); recorded Down with the King with Run-D.M.C. (1993), marking his debut as a producer for the group; worked with Onyx, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson; made numerous solo public appearances; died 30 October 2002 in Queens, New York, United States)
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