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. Security tapes of the incident mysteriously disappear, the five witnesses are uncooperative and no one is talking…until now,” goes the teaser line. The documentary as attempt to solve an open murder is nothing new, of course–just ask Nick Broomfield. But it remains a jarring way to talk about someone who didn’t die all that long ago. We’ll see, I guess. [h/t Daily Swarm]