There’s a big tribute concert to Jam Master Jay tonight at the Hammerstein Ballroom billed as the first annual 2007 J.A.M. Awards. There’ll be live performances from Snoop, DMC, De La Soul, Q-Tip, Mobb Deep, Raekwon, Talib Kweli, and others, all honoring Jam Master Jay’s “life and legacy and his efforts to promote social Justice, Arts, and Music (“J.A.M.”) in his local community and around the world.” I’m trying to learn more about the event, like who’s getting awards, who’s benefiting from these awards and this concert, but the website is one of those really beautiful and advanced ones that takes over my whole screen and it’s pissing me off.
In case you forgot, Jay (Jason Mizell) was the Brooklyn-born DJ for Run-DMC, and he was shot and killed in 2002 in Queens. Another depressing fact is that when you Google “Jam Master Jay” the second hit after his Wikipedia entry is his “Rest In Peace” site that’s now for sale. When I die, I wonder who will run my death tribute website and at what point they will get bored of it and try to sell it on Google. And then no one will buy it. TIT, guys, TIT. Thankfully It’s Thursday.
Anyway, amazingly, tickets are still available here, they cost about $40. Should be a great show.