Jam Master Jay Remembered by Protégé DJ Scratch

Jam Master Jay Remembered by Protégé DJ Scratch

FUSE TV - Jam Master Jay Remembered by Protégé DJ Scratch

On this day in 2002, legendary Run-D.M.C. DJ Jam Master Jay was fatally shot inside a recording studio in Jamaica, Queens. While no suspects in the murder have been brought to justice, Jam Master Jay remains a towering and influential figure in hip hop. 

The producer/DJ was known for his magnanimous spirit, and few got to see that more than DJ Scratch. Before his decades-long run with pioneering hip hop group EPMD, Scratch toured with Run-D.M.C. in 1988 on the Run's House tour.

In the video above, the DJ recalls Jam Master Jay's generosity upon finding out Scratch had no hotel and ate and showered at each venue. "When he found out I had no hotel and a baby on the way, he would always get double beds so I could sleep and he would let me call him every day on his hotel phone to see if my girl had the baby."

Scratch also shows us his shrine to the DJ, complete with Jay's trademark Adidas sneakers, hat and gold rope chain, underneath EPMD's various gold and platinum records.

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