Jam Master Jay Finally Gets Justice
After 18 years indictments have finally been made in the murder of hip hop pioneer Jam Master Jay. Two men, Karl Jordan and Ronald Washington have been arrested for the crime.
Anyone on this side of the planet Saturn knows Jam Master Jay was the DJ and member of the legendary Run DMC. The kings of rock have sold over 15 million records. If you don’t know who they are you probably didn’t click on this article anyway.
Hip Hop culture has been plagued with unsolved murders of its most loved sons. Biggie and Tupac’s murders remain unsolved to this day. It was easy to think that the murder of Jam Master Jay would remain a cold case.
Death of Jam Master Jay
Jam Master Jay was fatally shot by two men in his Queens studio in October 2002. Washington, 56, and Jordan, 36, were alleged to have shot the DJ following a drug deal gone bad, according to the Department of Justice.
LL Cool J sends his best wishes
LL Cool J was relieved to hear that two men had been indicted for the murder of Jam Master Jay, the pioneering DJ of the hip-hop group Run-DMC who was killed in 2002. LL tells Rolling Stone, “I am so glad that they have been indicted.”. “I am just glad they’re on the path to conviction. [Jay’s] loss was a tragedy, and I will always hold him in high regard.”
DMC on Jam Master Jay’s Death
While his murderers have not yet been indicted for the heinous crime, it’s been difficult not having him around for the last 18 years,” DMC said in a statement. It takes a team of law enforcement and numerous experts to bring justice to Jay. I commend all those who took part in this case, and I thank them for their perseverance and dedication.”
Karl Jordan pleaded not guilty
Jam Master Jay’s killer, Karl Jordan, has pleaded not guilty to additional charges relating to drugs.
Jordan and Ronald Washington were charged in August of last year for the murder of Jason Mizell – also known as Jam Master Jay.
JMJ was the King of Rock, a one-man band, community beacon, and hip-hop icon. With respect to the legend.