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Jam Master Jay (born Jason William Mizell), muscian and rapper, and DJ of the influential hip hop group Run–D.M.C. During the 1980s, Run-D.M.C. became the biggest hip-hop group and are credited with breaking hip-hop into mainstream music. For working turntable magic on classic guitar records, he was ranked No. 10 on Spin's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He was shot and killed in a Merrick Boulevard recording studio in Queens; the killer has not been found. R.I.P.