[video] TJ Mizell speaks on Jam Master Jay’s Murder Case Being “Brushed To The Side” By Investigators | Larry King Now | Ora.TV

Rapper’s get killed and the cases go cold. Strange how Rev. Run and DMC rarely, if ever speak about the unsolved murder of their friend and group member.

Jam Master Jay’s son TJ Mizell speaks candidly with Larry King about his father’s longstanding, unsolved murder. He says that because the late, great RUN-DMC DJ was part of the rap and hip-hop communities, his case isn’t being given the attention it deserves.

Exclusive: RUN DMC New Era 59/50 Fitted Hat

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Queen’s borough names street after JMJ.

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The corner of 205th Street and Hollis in Queens will be renamed “Run-D.M.C. JMJ Way” after Hip-Hop group Run DMC and the group’s legendary DJ, Jam Master Jay who was murdered in a Queens recording studio on October 30, 2002. All three members of the group hail from the Hollis neighborhood. Queens Democrat Councilman Leroy G. Comrie, representative of the area, supported the naming of the street, and even highlighted Darryl McDaniel’s (DMC) donation of memorabilia for the possible Hollis Hip-Hop Museum.

In a statement to the New York Times Comrie said, “It is my sincere hope that this street renaming, combined with the museum, will help to economically revitalize this particular neighborhood as a potential tourism attraction.” On April 4, 2009, Run DMC became just the second Hip-Hop group to be inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, after Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five.

[video] RUN DMC- Rock Box

This is what set it off for me and as they say..the rest was history!!

With all the attempts rappers have made to integrate rock into their thing none of them came off as seamless as this.  Imitated but never duplicated. R.I.P. JMJ and shout out to Hott Trackz and Video Music Box for keeping my visuals FRESH in my early years. Hip Hop saved my life. 

[video] Run DMC inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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Run-DMC’s acceptance speech“Jam Master Jay’s mother, who’s here, and RIP to JMJ. Mrs. Mizell, she let us create routines in her living room. She’d come home from work and we’d be there with the turntables and she never once told us ‘turn the music down’. She never said we couldn’t be there. We made the music there. I came up with the rhymes for Rock Box in JMJ’s house. And I would like to thank you Mrs. Mizell for not ‘turning the music down’ or we wouldn’t be here.”

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Eminem to Induct RUN DMC into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame


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He’s the King of Detroit and they’re the Kings of Rock. Sounds like royalty will be in the building next month as Eminem is scheduled to induct Run-DMC into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 4. Em was announced as a participant in the festivities late Friday afternoon (March 20).

According to The Associated Press, Em will join Jimmy Page, the Rolling Stones’ Ron Wood, Flea and Smokey Robinson as presenters during the ceremony, held at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland.

The reclusive rapper is slowly starting to re-enter the public consciousness. Recently, his label, Interscope, announced the rapper would release his forthcoming project, Relapse, on May 19. Slim Shady’s protégé, 50 Cent, told MTV News it was his idea for Eminem to also put out a second album before the year’s up.

“You can’t ask for more excitement from a hip-hop perspective than two Eminem albums,” 50 said. “One is great. It’s a treat. But the second one is exciting. Continue reading

Hollis Famous Burgers & Hip Hop Museum Opens


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On a nondescript street corner in Hollis, Queens, a small — and quite affordable — burger joint opened recently.

The place, Hollis Famous Burgers, offers mini-burgers for $1; for that price diners get a complimentary viewing of the Hollis Hip Hop Museum. The word “museum” might be a bit of an overstatement, given the space, but the collection and what it celebrates are not, at least not to the people behind it.

There are more than 100 items on the walls testifying to the neighborhood as a fertile ground for hip-hop artists. Along with a helping of chicken wings, washed down with a cup of “Hollis Famous” lemonade, customers can examine the hit CDs of local rap legends, like Ja Rule, LL Cool J, and Irv Gotti, the founder of Murder Inc., the hip-hop record company that launched several careers.

“Hollis is our Motown, our Nashville, our Beale Street,” said Orville Hall, 42, the owner of the restaurant, and a childhood friend of the members of Run-DMC, which happens to be the best-represented rap group in the burger joint — rather, museum. famous_burgers

At the grand opening on Thursday afternoon, Mr. Hall explained that there was something about Hollis “back in the day” that seemed to nurture hip-hop artists. There was a keen desire for live D.J.’s and M.C.’s at local parties.

It was a working-class black neighborhood that was tough but not bleak. The rap lyrics from neighborhood artists had swagger but were clean enough to be offered to the mainstream.

Mr. Hall decided that Hollis, and perhaps his own business interests, would be best served by pairing a burger restaurant with the museum. On Thursday his venture got the blessing of DMC, whose real name is Darryl McDaniels and who recited a few of his famous lyrics.

Standing near his gold and platinum records, Mr. McDaniels said he wanted people in the neighborhood to use them as proof of the power of persistence to succeed, whatever the odds.

“Because we did something good, people in hoods all over the world were able to look at us and say, ‘Yo, I know what I can do, and I know what I can be.’ If you don’t believe it, then history is on the wall, homie.”

Mr. McDaniels donated one of his gold records (“Run-DMC”) and a platinum one (“Raising Hell”). Continue reading

Run-DMC Biopic Coming to the Big Screen


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It was only a matter of time. First Biggie, then Aaliyah and now Run DMC is the next in line to get a major motion picture biopic. It was just announced that Notorious writer Cheo Hodari Coker has been tapped to write the screenplay to Bill Adler’s book “Tougher Than Leather: The Rise of Run-DMC — The Authorized Biography.” Adler was Run DMC’s former publicist.

Similar to Notorious, which was actually also written from the adaptation of a book the Coker wrote about Biggie, Tougher Than Leather (not the official movie title) will explore the rags to riches story of Joseph “Run” Simmons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizel and how they ushered hip-hop into mainstream popular culture.

Movie will be produced by Dallas Jackson who is currently working on the remake of The Last Dragon with The RZA and Samuel L. Jackson. You know WoooHa will be following this one very closely and we will have updates on casting, release date, etc. You know we got the hip-hop movie angle covered!

What actors would you like to see cast as Run DMC?

Hip Hop Legends Form Like Voltron to Offer New Model


Hip Hop Legends Chuck D and DMC are joining forces out in Las Vegas kicking off the Consumer Electronic Show to launch beyond.fm a platform being described as a user-friendly web hub for purchasing or licensing of music, videos, photography and podcast/radio programming.  Their aim is to make the experience more personable as opposed to the music industry’s hostile approach towards downloadable music. Below is an excerpt describing the revolutionary process being offered by beyond.fm

For each song, video, photo and podcast sold through Beyond.fm, the musician receives 80%. All music purchased from Beyond.fm downloads in CD Quality (320 kbps) MP3 format. The Musician takes the business model into his/her own hands and goes “beyond” the traditional record label model and markets their full assets directly to the consumer including music, ringtones, videos, photos, stories, podcasts, live events, charity events, electronics, etc.   

To read the FULL in-depth story click HERE