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Jam Master Jay Biography, Age, Death, Height, Weight, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 25, 2020

Short Biography

Jam Master Jay was born on 21-01-1965 in Brooklyn, New York City in the state of New York, United States. He was an American Musician, Disc Jockey, Rapper & Record Producer. His full name is Jason William Mizell. He created his unique image with his stage name Jam Master Jay.

Other Name: Jason William Mizell, DJ Jazzy Jase, Jam Master Funk
Other Professions: Disc Jockey Rapper Record Producer

Jam Master Jay Complete Bio & Career

Jay attended Andrew Jackson High School where he did his elementary education. Initially, Jam Master started playing trumpet but the renowned rapper began taking interest in the musical instruments therefore, he also learned how to play bass, guitar, and drum when he was just 3 years old. He also performed his talent with many bands and in the church until he found turntablism (an art of producing new music sounds from old music like ReMix music).
Moreover, Jam was also played in bars and parks in front of the public. Along with this, he played in small parties in his town. He had a dream to become part of a popular band therefore, he joined the DJ band. After that, Jam Master joined Darryl "D.M.C" McDaniel (American rapper and musician) and Joseph "Run" Simmons (popular rapper, television personality, DJ from America) in 1982. Just now, he finished his graduation and became the part of DJ band. He played keyboard, bass, and live drums in Run-D.M.C.'s album "Raising Hell" which was released by Profile Records in May 1986.
Later on, the rapper started his own company named "Jam Master Jay" in 1989. JMJ released near about 25 single tracks and 6 albums before his death in October 2002. After the death of Jason William Mizell, his elder son runs his company "Jam Master Jay". Jay did numerous raps, songs in his current career.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Jam Master Jay died on 30-10-2002 in Queens in New York, United States. He died due to gun shoot by the unknown person.

DEATHDAY 30 October,2002 (Monday)
DEATH PLACE Queens, New York City, New York

Jam Master Jay Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Jam Master was born on 21 January 1965 in Brooklyn, New York, the United States. He was the son of Connie Thompson Mizell (father) and Jesse Mizell (mother).


Jason William Mizell was the husband of Terri Corley and has two sons named TJ Mizell and Jesse Mizell. He has also a younger daughter named Tyra Myrick.

Life's Important Dates Of Jam Master Jay

Body Measurements

Chest Size 38
Waist Size 36
Skin Colour Black
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Brooklyn, New York, America
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Address Brooklyn, New York, America
School Andrew Jackson High School
College N/A
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Singing, Learning, Reading
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website


Favorite Color White, Grey
Favorite Brand Nike, York Polo
Favorite Player Jim Herman
Favorite Sport Football, Golf
Favorite Politician George W. Bush
Favorite Actress Olivia de Havilland
Favorite Actor Johnny Depp
Favorite Film Director Martin Scorsese
Favorite Movie Horror films
Favorite Song Hip-Hop genre of music
Favorite Place Paris, London
Favorite Dress Casual wears
Favorite Food Non-Veg
Favorite Accessories Goggles

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Jam Master Jay

  • Jam Master Jay was such a wonderful musician who played several instruments such as Bass, Vocals, Turntables, Guitar, Keyboard, and Drum etcetera.
  • In October 2002, he was shot with a gun by an unknown person in the recording studio at Merrick road, New York. Therefore, Jay has died on the spot.
  • In his younger age, he was indulged in bad activities such as drug dealers, alcohol consumption, betel nut murders, and so forth. he had also arrested by American police for these illegal activities.

Jam Master Jay Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Jam Master Jay was 37 years 9 months & 9 days old age.