Jam Master Jay Celebrated On What Would Have Been Run-DMC Legend’s 55th Birthday

Much love to an icon.

It’s mindblowing to think that it’s been nearly 18 years sincin his New York recording studio. The Run-DMC legend’s death has been the subject of speculation for almost two decades, but his impact, not only in hip hop but in his local communities, remains evident. 

Jam Master Jay Celebrated On What Would Have Been Run-DMC Legend's 55th Birthday
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Tuesday (January 21) marks what would have been Jason William Mizell’s 55th birthday, and it didn’t go unnoticed by those who were family, friends, and fans. His son, a DJ named Jason Mizell Jr., shared an image of his father with a simple happy birthday message on Instagram. Both  but they also shared that Jan. 21 is special to the group because of another milestone. “On this day 35 years ago RUN DMC released their 2nd studio album titled KING OF ROCK!” Jay’s IG page wrote. “Must have been a nice b-day present for the 20 year Jam Master!”

Check out a  and beyond: Jam Master Jay. Throw on some Adidas and let us know which Run-DMC jam is your favorite.

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