Jason Mizell

East Coast hip hop, Composer

1965 – 2002

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Who was Jason Mizell?

Jason William Mizell, better known by his stage name Jam Master Jay, was an American musician and rapper. He was the DJ of the influential hip hop group Run–D.M.C. During the 1980s, Run-D.M.C. became the biggest hip-hop group and are credited with breaking hip-hop into mainstream music.

For his skill re-working riffs from classic guitar records, he was ranked No. 10 on Spin's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. On October 30, 2002, while recording new music at his studio in Jamaica, Queens, New York, Mizell was shot and murdered by an unknown assailant. He was 37 years old.

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Born
Jan 21, 1965
Brooklyn
Also known as
  • Jason Mitzell
  • Jam Master Jay
  • Jam Master Funk
  • Jay
  • Jason 'Jam Master Jay' Mizell
  • Jam-Master Jay
  • Jamaster J
  • DJ Jazzy Jase
  • Jason William Mizell
  • Jam Master Jay
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Queens
  • Brooklyn
Died
Oct 30, 2002
Jamaica

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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