Jam Master Jay Is ‘The Master Of Disco Scratch’

Ed Masley of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette weighed in on the tragic murder of DJ Jam Master Jay on Wednesday night. Masley writes, “Jam Master Jay took hip-hop to the suburbs, scratching his fingers right into the history books while Run and DMC extolled his virtues on not one but two cuts from their classic debut album.” He added, “Much like an earlier ‘King of Rock,’ Run-DMC didn’t invent the sound so much as take it to the masses. And Jay was a crucial component of the group’s appeal, providing the musical hooks beneath the raps on an amazing string of early singles.”

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