In yet another senseless act of violence, a member of the seminal group Run-DMC, Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell), was tragically taken from us after he was shot in the head tonight at a Jamaica Queens, NY recording studio and pronounced dead at around 8:00 PM EST; another unidentified man (Urieco Rinco) also suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. While police have not yet divulged a motive at this time, the incident has been reported to be an inside job, as the perpetrator(s) were apparently buzzed in by the studio’s security staff and thankfully there are reports that the suspects(s) will be apprehended as the incident has been rumored to have been caught on the studio’s security camera and there is a report of a manhunt already being conducted (these latest developments have not been verified). In addition to being an influence on countless DJ’s, JMJ was also a beloved member and contributor to the hip-hop culture for over twenty-years and his legendary work with Run-DMC also served as many fans introduction to hip-hop. Jam Master Jay was 38 and is survived by his wife and three children. Rest in peace Jay, you will never be forgotten!