Jam Master Jay

Accused killer of Jam Master Jay wants separate trial from co-defendant over 2003 Playboy magazine comments

The man accused of fatally shooting hip-hop pioneer Jam Master Jay wants to be tried separately from his co-defendant based on statements the other man made in a 2003 Playboy magazine story about the murder, his attorneys wrote Tuesday. Karl Jordan, 38, broke into the Run-DMC DJ’s Queens studio on Oct. 30, 2002, and shot Jam Master Jay while Ronald Washington provided cover, prosecutors ...

September date set for Jam Master Jay murder trial

A date for Jam Master Jay’s murder trial, 20 years on from his death, has been set for this September. The Run-DMC rapper (real name Jason Mizell) was fatally shot inside his Jamaica, Queens recording studio at the age of 37 in 2002. It was a cold case until...
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Tacoma News Tribune

Fraud allegations, bitter feud plague family of late rap icon Jam Master Jay

NEW YORK — In glitzy Instagram posts and media sitdowns, Tyra Myricks laid claim to the legacy of the man she calls her father — the late and legendary DJ Jam Master Jay. She boasted in interviews of her executive position with hip-hop icon Drake’s clothing line, earned a reported seven-figure income as a rising young entrepreneur, and opened a Los Angeles pizzeria last year with the daughter of Brooklyn rap icon Notorious B.I.G.