Jam Master Jay’s funeral has been set for Tuesday,
November 5 at the Allen A.M.E. Cathedral, located at 110-31 Merrick Blvd., in
Saint Albans, Queens from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A wake will be held the day before
at the Jay Foster-Phillips Funeral Home, 179-24 Linden Blvd., Saint Albans,
Queens. There will be a private wake for family and friends from 2 p.m. to 6
p.m. The public will be allowed a viewing from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Mizell will be buried at the Fern Crest Cemetery
located at 280 Secor Road, Hartsdale, New York.
The authorities stated that they are confident
they will find the person who killed Jay and pleaded that the community come
forward with any information that may help solve the case come forward.
There have been conflicting reports at to how
the suspects gained access to the studio, known as 24/7 on Merrick Blvd in Queens.
Some say that the studio door was left open, others say that the perpetrators
were buzzed in. Published reports also say that the studio normally videotapes
for security purposes, yet they were not taping the night Jay was shot, leading
to speculation that Jay may have been set up.
Police also dismissed that Jay’s death was related
to any rap rivalry, saying that their only goal was to solve the murder. The
New York post reported a possible link between 50 Cent and Jam Master Jay. 50
worked with Jay before he was signed to Trackmasters/Columbia. 50 Cent canceled
a show in New York, due to what they called a "credible threat" against
the rapper. According to the Post, the rapper is under police protection by
the New York Police Department.
"They’re going to guard them whether they
like it or not, with or without their permission," one source told the
Post. "There won’t be any murder wars here." The police have been
watching him since the night Jay was slain. Police did said that they do not
believe that 50 was the target of Jay’s killers. In addition to 50 Cent, detectives
said that they are protecting other artists who were affiliated with Jay.
"They’re fishing. Everyone’s fishing for
information," said Chris Lighty, 50 Cent’s manager.