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The Jam Master Jay Foundation on AmazonSmile

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Group Car Hollis

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Run DMC Comeback

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Run DMC by Glen Friedman

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Group Street

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Group Glasswall

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With Beasties Two

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Run DMC Hollis Queens

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Run DMC and the Beasties

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DJ Scratch Remembers Jay

Jam Master Jay Remembered by Protégé DJ Scratch
The longtime EPMD DJ shares stories of Run-D.M.C. DJ’s warmth and generosity

On this day in 2002, legendary Run-D.M.C. DJ Jam Master Jay was fatally shot inside a recording studio in Jamaica, Queens. While no suspects in the murder have been brought to justice, Jam Master Jay remains a towering and influential figure in hip hop.

The producer/DJ was known for his magnanimous spirit, and few got to see that more than DJ Scratch. Before his decades-long run with pioneering hip hop group EPMD, Scratch toured with Run-D.M.C. in 1988 on the Run’s House tour.

In the video above, the DJ recalls Jam Master Jay’s generosity upon finding out Scratch had no hotel and ate and showered at each venue. “When he found out I had no hotel and a baby on the way, he would always get double beds so I could sleep and he would let me call him every day on his hotel phone to see if my girl had the baby.”

Scratch also shows us his shrine to the DJ, complete with Jay’s trademark Adidas sneakers, hat and gold rope chain, underneath EPMD’s various gold and platinum records.

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JMJ Scratch Academy

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JMJ Spin Photo

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JMJ Memorial photo

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Jam Master Jay Transformed Hip-Hop

As today, 10/13/13 marks the untimely passing of Jam Master Jay, it’s only right to honor, reflect,and appreciate the barriers that the legendary DJ broke in hip-hop. As a member of the legendary group Run D.M.C, Jay assisted in crafting a guide to territories that were then unheard of. Not only was he one of the first hip-hop entities to appear on MTV but he was also the first in the genre to be nominated for a Grammy amongst a host of other things.

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