Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

The mystery of the murder of the Run DMC legend has been solved. The court made a decision

JamMasterJayor rather Jason William Mizell was born in January 1965. He gained popularity thanks to his activities in the hip-hop group Run-DMCtopping the charts in the 1990s.

Master Jay was an exceptionally talented creator. He could play bass, electric guitar and drums, and as a teenager he also became interested in turntablism. He joined Run-DMC (DJ Run and DMC) in 1982, having previously tried his hand at other bands.

The breakthrough moment for the entire group and Jam Master Jay was the album released in 1986 “Raising Hell”. The album was a commercial success and made the band famous in the mainstream. The album also included singles “My Adidas” and “You Be Illin”. The album went triple platinum.

The DJ and musician’s career and publishing activities were interrupted by a brutal murder on October 30, 2002. Jam Master Jay was shot and killed in his Queens recording studio.

After the death of JMJ, Run-DMC ceased their activities and the police began an investigation to explain who was behind the murder of the creator. Despite extensive work by the authorities and the judiciary, the case has not been solved. It was declared unresolved in 2017, but the breakthrough came three years later. It turned out that Ronald Washington, who had been linked to the case since 2007, was actually involved in the murder. Shortly thereafter, Karl Jordan Jr.’s name also appeared in the files.

A jury in a New York court found both men guilty of the artist’s murder. The reason for their attack was to take revenge for a failed drug transaction worth PLN 200,000. dollars. Karl Jordan Jr. was supposed to pull the trigger. The name of the third suspect also appeared in the trial – Jay Bryant, but the verdict in his case is to be announced at a later date. According to the prosecutor’s office, he was the one who allowed the attackers to enter the studio where Jam Master Jay was fatally shot.

Before the trial began, Attorney General Merrick Garland assured that the men would not be sentenced to death, but would face at least 20 years in prison.