Investigators plan to question a man today (November
4) in connection with the shooting death of Jam Master Jay. According to the
New York Times, a man had threatened Jay during a telephone call several weeks
ago. The said that a man was "coming up" from the South to resolve
A description of Jay’s killer was released as
well. Authorities are seeking a 180-pound black male, 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches
in height. He allegedly wore a black sweat suit and black hat when leaving the
Mizell, 37, was shot by a masked gunman as he
played video games. Police would not comment on the report.
Sources told AllHipHop.com that the man who shot
Jay had beef with Jay for almost a decade and was from the Queens area of New
York. Sources reiterated that it had nothing to do with rap music. Sources also
said that Jay’s murderer could be arrested as early as tomorrow (November 5.)
A trust fund for Jay’s wife and three children
has been set up be longtime friends Russell Simmons and Lyor Cohen. According
to reports they are raising money to purchase the family’s Queens Village home
for the surviving family members.
There is also an effort by writer Yasmin Shariz
to petition Adidas. She he has a wife and three children — has been set up
by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, Def Jam executive Lyor Cohen and others. They
are raising money to purchase the familys $250,000 Queens Village home
so that Jays wife and kids can continue to live there.
In times like these, hip-hop needs to band
together and collectively and peacefully build our communities, Simmons
Additionally, there is the effort by writer Yasmin
Shariz to petition Adidas to establish a college fund for Jay’s children.
A private and public viewing is scheduled for
today at the Jay Foster-Phillips Funeral Home in Saint Albans, Queens. A funeral
was to be held Tuesday at the Allen A.M.E. Cathedral in Queens.