Two Men Convicted In Murder Of Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay
  • American hip hop group Run-DMC (American rapper Joseph ‘Run’ Simmons, American musician and DJ Jason ‘Jam Master Jay’ Mizell (1965-2002), and American rapper Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels) attend the 1987 Soul Train Music Awards, held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California, 23rd March 1987. Run-DMC won the awards for ‘Best Rap Single’ for ‘Walk This Way; and ‘Best Rap Album’ for ‘Raising Hell’. (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images)
  • Two New York men have been found guilty in the 2002 murder of Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay.
  • Karl Jordan Jr. and Ronald Washington were convicted on charges of murder and drug trafficking.
  • Jay, real name Jason Mizell, was murdered on Oct. 30th, 2002 at his recording studio in Queens.  Prosecutors say Jordan and Washington shot him at close range in a “cold-blooded murder” over a cocaine deal.
  • Both face a minimum of 20 years to life, and could be subject to the death penalty.
  • Where does Jam Master Jay rank among the most tragic hip-hop deaths?