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Jam Master Jay killed in NY
Jam Master Jay, the DJ for hip-hop pioneers Run DMC, was shot and killed at a New York City recording studio Wednesday night. Jam Master Jay, whose real name was Jason Mizell, was shot once in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. He was 37. A large group gathered to pay their respects outside the studio, located on Merrick Boulevard near Jamaica Avenue in Queens. Among the mourners were some of Jay's fellow hip-hop legends. "These are our Beatles," Public Enemy's Chuck D told the New York Times, adding that Jay gave him his first break in the music business. Doctor Dre, a DJ on Power 105.1 FM, told the newspaper that he's had enough of the violence. "This has got to end. I'm sick of coming down to these things and saying we can't have this anymore. This is my friend. I feel like my heart was broken." A second man, identified by police as 25-year-old Urieco Rincon, was shot in the leg and was taken to Mary Immaculate Hospital. The shooter remains at large and police have no information on a motive. Run DMC, who recently wrapped a tour with Kid Rock and Aerosmith, were scheduled to perform Thursday at halftime of the Washington Wizards game. The trio debuted in 1984 with their self-titled album, but achieved mainstream fame and helped introduce hip-hop to the pop world for the first time in 1986 with a remake of Aerosmith's "Walk This Way" -- one of several hits off their classic third album, Raising Hell. Run DMC dropped their first album in eight years in 2001 and released a greatest hits compilation earlier this year. More...


Photos from the scene
Jay's body is wheeled away

DMC is consoled

Chuck D with friends

Doctor Dre outside studio
Cops at the studio entrance

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