Jam Master Jay

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Birthday
21, 1965
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
DEATH DATE
Oct 30, 2002 (37)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
21, 1965
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
DEATH DATE
Oct 30, 2002 (37)

About

Born Jason Mizell, he was known as the DJ and producer of the influential 1980s hip-hop group Run-D.M.C. He established Jam Master Jay Records in 1989.

Before Fame

He picked up his first musical instrumental, a trumpet, at age three.

Trivia

He was murdered in a New York recording studio in 2002. He played keyboards, bass, and live drums in addition to his turntable work on the album Raising Hell.

Family Life

He fathered three sons with wife Terri Corley-Mizell.

Associated With

He was the longtime partner of Joseph Simmons in Run-D.M.C..