Jam Master Jay


This photograph is a picture of a mural painted in commemoration of Jason Mizell ” Jam Master Jay”, a disc jockey and part of the greatest hip hop group of all time in the 1980s.  This mural is located  at the corner of 205th street and Hollis Avenue in Hollis, Queens. The The trio,   Joseph “Run” Simmons, Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels, and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell.  Jason Mizell grew up and attended school in the Hollis community.  Jason was born January 21, 1965 and was killed October 30, 2002 by a gunshot wound to the head while in a recording studio in Jamaica Queens.   He was 37 years old. His killer has not been found.


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