January 21: Jam Master J Was Born. (1965)

January 21, 1965 – On This Date In Hip-Hop, Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell was born in Brooklyn, New York. Jam Master Jay would grow up to: (1) play the trumpet at the age of 3, (2) learn the bass, guitar and drums, (3) DJ at the age of 13, (4) become 1/3 of Run DMC, (5) establish Jam Master Jay Records and the Scratch DJ Academy, (6) use the alias Jay Gambulos and (7) unfortunately be gunned down in his studio in Jamaica Queens….

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