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Jam Master Jay Killer Films Video In Front Of Mural After Murder

Jam Master Jay murder trial is set to begin in November.

Prosecutors revealed Tuesday that the shooter who killed Run-DMC deejay Jam Master Jay afterwards taped a music video in front of a mural honoring the hip hop pioneer.

The government stated in documentation filed in Brooklyn Federal Court that Karl Jordan filmed a video for a song called “No Silver Spoons” in 2015 in front of a mural in Hollis, Queens, commemorating the man he’s suspected of murdering on Oct. 30, 2002. Jordan, 38, dances about shirtless clutching a bottle of juice in front of a portrait of Jam Master Jay, whose true name was Jason Mizell, in the video “No Silver Spoon.”

In court filings, Assistant US Attorney Arti McConnell said, “‘No Silver Spoon’ displays Jordan rapping in front of a mural celebrating Mizell.” “For decades, Jordan has been engaged in drugs trafficking. He has been seen carrying, brandishing, and firing guns on multiple occasions, which he brags about and praises in his lyrics.”

Prosecutors revealed the information in the paperwork filed Tuesday, pleading with a court to keep Jordan in custody until his murder trial. In a petition on Feb. 15, Jordan’s attorneys pleaded with the judge to free their client.

Mizell, a Queens native, rose to fame in Run-DMC with Joseph “Run” Simmons and Daryl “DMC” McDaniels in the early 1980s. “It’s Like That” and “Sucker M.C.’s” were hits for the trio, who wore Adidas tracksuits, fedoras, and gold chains. In 1986, they had a breakthrough success with the song “Walk This Way,” a mashup with the rock band Aerosmith.

Jam Master Jay

Despite his achievements, federal authorities claim Mizell was involved in narcotics trafficking before his death. Prosecutors say Jordan shot Mizell in the head inside his Jamaica, Queens, studio because the musical pioneer cut him and his associate Ronald Washington out of a drug transaction.

Prosecutors claimed Mizell, 37, planned to sell cocaine in Maryland alongside Jordan and Washington, but they were kept out at the last minute. Over the snub, the two reportedly plotted to murder him. Despite the presence of multiple witnesses at the Merrick Blvd. studio at the time of the fatal shooting, the case remained unsolved for 17 years, until Jordan and Washington, 57, were arrested in August 2020.

Both Jordan and Washington, who is also charged with murder while engaged in drugs trafficking and firearm-related murder, will stand trial in November.

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