New York, Aug 17.- New York authorities have revealed this Monday that they have indicted two men for the 2002 murder of Jam Master Jay, the rapper and DJ of the legendary hip-hop trio Run-DMC, who was shot point-blank in a Queen’s borough recording studio in an incident that had remained unsolved.
The District Attorney for the Eastern District of New York has detailed in a press conference that the crime was related to drug trafficking and has charged 36-year-old Karl Jordan Jr., who was arrested this Sunday, for the murder of the artist. Ronald Washington, 56, who was already in prison for a robbery.
Acting prosecutor Seth DuCharme recalled that the “case had been open for a long time”, since on October 30, 2002, the defendants allegedly “killed him in cold blood”, for which he thanked the different agencies “for not having given up to give justice to the victim, his family, his friends, and the community “, without going into detail beyond that there were” problems “to solve it.
Jam Master Jay, whose real name was Jason Mizell, was 37 years old when he was shot to the head by two individuals who entered the building where he was taking a break between recordings in the Jamaica (Queens) area, and also They shot a friend of his, Urieco Rincón, who survived the attack, according to media reports.
Jordan and Washington are charged with a “homicide-related to drugs and with the use of weapons,” while the former is also charged with conspiracy to distribute narcotics and seven counts of drug distribution, according to the prosecutor.
Jay’s murder caused a stir on the music scene and personally left a widow and three children behind.
Jay was one of the founders of Run-DMC, the first hip-hop group to gain popularity in the early 1980s thanks to social content themes that set it apart from other violent and irreverent lyrics, and after the split By the end of that decade the band had created their own record label, Jam Master Hay Records.
Their 1986 album “Raising Hell” was the first rap album to sell over a million copies, with a cover of Aerosmith’s “Walk this Way” which soon became a hit and reignited the band’s career. rocker. EFE