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Jam Master Jay

  • Voice Choices

    October 30, 2013

    MONSTER MASHUP

    Skip trick-or-treating for a show featuring three of rap's best

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    They're Gonna Smash Run-DMC's Brains in

    Since October of 1955, when Norman Mailer and co. founded The Village Voice as a weekly paper for bros of the leftist pinko persuasion, we've done our dutiful best to preserve every word ever printed in our pages, tucking them away in our vast archival editorial library (pictured above). This summer ... More >>

  • Music

    February 6, 2013

    Om'Mas Keith, The Chosen One

    The Queens-born hip-hop producer walks in to the Grammys a double-nominee

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Breakfast Bills, Weight Contests, And Good Morning America: Fact-Checking The Myths About The Fat Boys

    The early rise of the Fat Boys is an unfairly overlooked rap story. Having broken through as mainstream figures in the mid-'80s, an ascent helped by collaborations with Chubby Checker, William "The Refrigerator" Perry and Robert Englund's Freddy Krueger character, the oversized hip-hop trio have bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Blondie (12) Faces Off Against Run-DMC (5) In SOTC's March Madness Tournament

    ​The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madness—in which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musician—finishes up this week, with the Round of 32 scheduled to kick off Monday. (The schedule and results so far are he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Nine Culinary Ventures By Hip-Hop Artists

    Today, excitable Long Island-raised rap firebrand Flavor Flav will open his House Of Flavor restaurant in Las Vegas. The restaurant—which will have fried chicken and something called a "red velvet waffle" on the menu—is Flav's second attempt to break into the food world, following the di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Holler! The Ten Loudest, Shoutiest Rappers

    Waka Flocka Flame is the sort of of hip-hop artist who doesn't so much rap or flow as he shouts his ass off. It's a formula that imbues the Atlanta-based rapper's songs with a boisterous, visceral appeal—and one that he's looking to continue with the release of his second studio album, Triple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    Ten Pioneering Pieces Of Hip-Hop Street Art

    Jean-Michel Basquiat, Triple Self Portrait. All images courtesy the Eric Firestone Gallery.​Street art has enjoyed a steady resurgence in rap over the last few years, with Kanye West and the Clipse jostling to let KAWS design their album and magazine covers, 50 Cent and Busta Rhymes appearing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Law & Order's Five Most Ridiculous Rapper Cameos

    ​Law & Order ends its 20-year run tonight. Throughout the show's long reign, phalanxes of honorable detectives have cleaned the New York streets of crime and debris while throwing out witty one-liners and re-enacting plotlines ripped from real-life headlines. Grabbing a cameo on the show has a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Ricky Powell's Official Guide to Rappin' With The Rickster, His Legendary '90s Public Access TV Show

    Sitting on a park bench in Washington Square Park on a Thursday afternoon, with a small silver transistor radio clutched in his left hand and his trusty Minolta AF2 Hi-Matic camera slung around his shoulder, 49-year-old Ricky Powell breaks off from conversation to yell at a gaggle of teenage girls ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    First the Street Sign, Now the Documentary: 2 Turntables and a Microphone: The Life and Death of Jam Master Jay

    The street sign in Hollis, the Broadway show, and now the death doc. The angle here does appear to be particularly valedictory, pro forma declarations of love and respect by Jeezy, Ja, et al aside. "Legendary hip-hop DJ Jason Mizell, aka Jam Master Jay, is gunned down in his Queens studio. Securit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Run-DMC, the Musical?

    ​It's happening, according to Liz Smith (?!). Paula Wagner, Tom Cruise's producer, has apparently been shepherding Rev Run and DMC around Broadway, collecting inspiration for an original musical. "I feel their story lends itself perfectly to the stage," Wagner told Smith. "This project has bee ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 29, 2009

    URBAN ART-FITTERS

    Bushwick block party captures all the senses

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Run-DMC/Jam Master Jay Street Sign Dedicated in Queens

    The corner of 205th Street and Hollis Avenue in Queens is now officially "Run-DMC JMJ Way," by way of homage to the rap group and its murdered DJ, Jam Master Jay. The sign was hoisted on Sunday (after being announced back in July), and Run spoke at the ceremony, telling the crowd "I lived right do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Jam Master Jay Memorialized on Tiny Green Sign

    Hollis, Queens's Run-DMC will join Joey Ramone and the week-long promotional tour for U2's last album (R.I.P.) in having their name memorialized as a New York City street sign. The corner of 205th Street and Hollis Avenue in Queens will be renamed "Run-DMC JMJ Way," in dual homage to the slain Jam M ... More >>

  • Music

    August 5, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 12, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 30, 2007

    Jam Master Jay, Rest in Peace

    Goddamn that deejay made my day. On October 30, 2002, five years ago today, Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell was gunned down inside his Jamaica recording studio. He was 37. Although federal prosecutors filed court papers in April that named Ronald “Tenad” Washington as an armed accomplice to un ... More >>

  • Music

    June 12, 2007

    The Motormouth of the South

    DJ Khaled is taking over, 200 words a minute and one guest-star at a time

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005
  • NYC Life

    August 16, 2005

    Beat It!

    Soul Summit gets one last dance; movie nite; Mellie R.I.P.

  • Music

    April 5, 2005

    Ignorants and Know-Alls Keep Out

    Eight inauthenticities hard to resist, even when hard to understand, or impossible to love

  • NYC Life

    February 22, 2005

    Shell-Toed Superstar

    Nas, Missy Elliot, and the Beasties celebrate the redesign of the Run D.M.C. Adidas

  • Art

    January 4, 2005
  • News

    March 30, 2004

    The Hiphop Cop

    A Tale of NYPD's Rap Intelligence Unit

  • Music

    December 30, 2003

    MLK Fever

    Bill O'Reilly, we salute you, now please give us all our frankincense and myrrh back

  • News

    November 25, 2003

    Double Dutch in a War Zone

    On Ghetto Streets, It's Bloodshed and Tears All Over Again

  • Music

    February 11, 2003

    Original Pirate Material

    Queens Upstart Skips the Middleman, Takes on Hip-Hop's Kings of New York

  • Music

    December 31, 2002
  • News

    November 19, 2002

    World War of Words

    As Battles Turn Complicated, Murder Remains Bigger Than Hip-Hop

  • Specials

    November 19, 2002
  • News

    November 5, 2002

    Jam Master Jay, 1965–2002

    Rhythmic Heart of the Kings of Rock

  • NYC Life

    November 5, 2002
  • NYC Life

    May 14, 2002
  • Music

    October 20, 1998
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