10 Years Later and Jam Master Jay’s Murder Still Unsolved


They are Hip-hop pioneers who gave class and purpose to a real rap era. They didn’t grace the stage with their pants down around their buttocks, spitting foul language in their lyrics either. Run DMC was bigger than life and true to form on stage.

The duo two of Run-DMC are back on tour and this is their first without the back beat of the group, DJ Jam Master Jay whose real name is Jason Mizell. Mizelle was murdered 10 years ago, the night before Halloween and his killer or killers; have yet to be brought to justice.

Mizell’s murder is shrouded in mystery and lack of cooperation by witnesses, as the NYPD remains frustrated that the 2002 execution-style murder of the hip-hop star, remains unsolved “10 years later”.

“We never really had a good lead,” the case’s head detective, Vincent Santangelo said, and “Nobody would or nobody could tell us the who or what and we’re still looking for that person.”

Law enforcement sources, who at one time worked the case, said the people inside Mizell’s 24/7 recording studio provided a play-by-play account of the Oct. 30, 2002 murder but everyone stopped short of identifying the gunman or his sidekick.

 But here is what investigators were told:

After packing some equipment for a show in Philadelphia the next day, Mizell got a bite to eat and took a seat on a couch at the rear of the studio. His pal, Uriel (Tony) Rincon, sat next to him and the pair began playing a video game.

Mizell placed a .45-caliber pistol on the arm rest.

A short time later, Mizell’s assistant, Lydia High, entered the cramped studio to go over his itinerary. High’s brother, Randy Allen – Mizell’s longtime pal and business partner – soon came in with two friends, but they shut themselves in the control room at the front of the studio.

Everyone had been in the room for less than an hour when a man dressed in black, possibly wearing a hat, stepped in and gave Mizell a hug about 7:30 p.m. But after the short embrace, the man pulled out a .40-caliber handgun.

“Oh, shit,” was all a witness heard Mizell say before a shot rang out.

The bullet pierced Rincon’s left leg. Then, a second shot hit Mizell in the head, killing him before he hit the floor.

The killer and his accomplice, who was standing outside the door, both sprinted out of the two-story building and disappeared. 

Run, DMC kicked off a tour last month with their back bone Jam Master Jay. The rapping trio were responsible for platinum-selling hits which brought hip-hop to the mainstream with hits like “It’s Tricky” “King of Rock” and a remake of Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way”.
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50 thoughts on “10 Years Later and Jam Master Jay’s Murder Still Unsolved

  1. somebody knows what happened. i know jays sec. know who killed him? shit is so suspect. how can people live with themselves.

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  2. 10 years later and still nothing, not one fucking witness?. That’s fucking great police work there.

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  3. THIS is why that “stop snitchin'” BULLSHIT need to STOP. We owe it to the families of ALL artists whose murders remain unsolved to FIND THEIR KILLERS ASAP!

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  4. 5 people witnessed this and haven’t cooperated with police…….case doesn’t deserved to be solved if people won’t help.

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    • 5 people witnessed this and haven’t cooperated with police…….case doesn’t deserved to be solved if people won’t help.
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      NO sounds like these people worked with jay and scared to bring the killer to Justice! This is some str8 BULLSHIT right here somebody know something.

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    • COPS KNOW WHO KILLED JAM MASTER JAY BUT THEY CAN’T ARREST HIM!
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      well the cops suspect career criminal Ronald Washington was either the lookout or the gunman

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      • COPS KNOW WHO KILLED JAM MASTER JAY BUT THEY CAN’T ARREST HIM!
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        Word is Curtis Scoon ordered the hit on jay over a drug debt. doesn’t matter tho cuz scoon is living in georgia and hiding behind a lawyer.

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      • do y’all think jay’s murder will ever be solved?
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        Bobby Ion know. i think either he owed them or they owed him. money $$$ is the botttom line behind jay being murdered.

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      • Prosecutors Sean Haran and Adam Abensohn contend that Washington, 39, and an unnamed associate entered the studio and Washington “pointed his gun at those present in the studio, ordered them on the ground and provided cover for his associate to shoot and kill Jason Mizell,”

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      • COPS KNOW WHO KILLED JAM MASTER JAY BUT THEY CAN’T ARREST HIM!
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        without proof, the murder weapon and some witnesses they can’t.

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      • without proof, the murder weapon and some witnesses they can’t.
        ******
        That’s just it nobody will talk. damn shame!!!

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      • when you successful like jay was you can’t stay in ya old hood. yeah you try da be down and all but you can’t. niggas secretly hate.

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  5. none of the witnesses that were in the recording studio would identify the gunman or his accomplice and dats so fucked up.

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  6. the people in hollis scared to talk. they fear for they life when the killer is still in the neighborhood. it’s a damn shame because the fans, jay and his family deserve justice.

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  7. This doesn’t make any sense.
    10yrs later and still dragging people’s name in the mud. Why not start with the people in the studio who kept changing their stories and turning on each other? Somebody in that studio or everybody in that studio had to see what went down.

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  8. What about Jay’s own nephew Boe? That nigga is suspect just for running off with Randy the night his uncle was killed. Then he went on the radio to defend him after his family expressed suspicion. If they wanna know who killed Jam Master Jay look no further than the bums he hung out with or the monfuckers who were in his studio that night.

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  9. Morning everyone.
    This story is so tragic and even worse they still havent arrested the killer and of course they know who it is. his family should start praying for justice until it comes.

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  10. What is the real deal with this? Fear? or Complicity? I find it real odd that the studio was packed and nobody has identified the killer or killers. Fucked up.

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  11. “Despite the fact that there were five direct witnesses to the murder,
    the New York Police Department has never been able to turn up a suspect…”

    Apparently said witnesses never cooperated…if people don’t want to talk to the police and say “that’s the guy” it doesn’t matter how many people saw it…it’s the “no snitchin” mentality that impedes almost all investigations that go on in the hood and I can’t blame the police for giving up if the people in the community are willing to protect these criminals and not give them up for the sake of Justice…

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  12. kids are without their father, a wife is without her husband, a mother is missing her son, Run, DMC and the world is without the Jam, the master and the Jay 😦

    no justice and no damn peace!!!!

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  13. Its crazy they havent found the killer of Jam Master Jay yet. If it was a political figure or Hollywood star. They would have found the killer by now. Smdh

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  14. I’m curious as to the motive of killing him. seems like Rev. Run has been silent and not even talking about it in the media or in public. DMC has talked the most about it.

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    • Rev. Run has been silent
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      Yeah Rev Run ain’t sayin SHIT!!!!!! Just some corny rhyme talkin bout, I miss my friend but i’ll see him again. some shit like that.

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  15. I read somewhere that there is a $60,000 reward out for information leading to the arrest? Times are tight and people need money so maybe somebody gon say something.

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    • where is so-called Rev Run and all the other hip hop heads who got the chips to get that reward money higher?

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  16. it’s so unfortunate, and pathetic this case hasn’t been solved after 10 years. why even remind us if they don’t even have a suspect in custody.

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