EXCLUSIVE: Curtis Scoon Replies To New York Daily News’ Report Implicating Him In Jam Master Jay’s Death

(AllHipHop News) Curtis Scoon, the man the New York Daily News implicated in the murder of Jam Master Jay, has come forward to rebuff today’s article.

Jam Master Jay, born Jason Mizell, was gunned down on October 30, 2002 at his Queens, New York recording studio, 24/7.

Despite the fact that there were five direct witnesses to the murder, the New York Police Department has never been able to turn up a suspect, or any credible leads regarding the murder of one of music’s best-known figures.

A report in today’s New York Daily News titled “10 Years Later, Murder of Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC Unsolved,” claims that Jam Master Jay was murdered after a hit was ordered, to settle a drug debt to Hollis, Queens native, Curtis Scoon.

“I read the article in today’s New York Daily News and was taken aback by the persistent efforts to connect me to the tragic death of Jason Mizell,” Curtis Scoon told AllHipHop.com in an exclusive statement today (October 23).

I addressed my non-involvement in this crime several months back with “#ScoonTV.” I believe readers will find it quite informative.”

As previously reported, Ronald “Tinard” Washington admitted to playing a role in the murder [as well as the murder of Randy “Stretch” Walker], after he confessed to committing the crimes to his former girlfriend, who told investigators.

Washington is currently serving a 17-year sentence, for robbing a string of motels in 2007, after he became homeless.

A source told AllHipHop.com that Washington’s admission was short of credible, which is why no charges were ever brought against him or anyone else connected to the case.

Sources also told AllHipHop.com that a Grand Jury was convened to investigate Jam Master Jay’s murder, but it was disbanded for unknown reasons.

There were five people in the recording studio when Jam Master Jay was killed: Randy Allen, his sister Lydia Allen High, Uriel “Pretty Tony” Rincon, Mike B, an unidentified female singer and Jam Master Jay.

Investigators told the New York Daily News that none of the witnesses that were in the recording studio would identify the gunman or his accomplice.

The killer apparently knew Jay since Lydia buzzed him in and Jay and his murderer allegedly embraced, just before he was shot.

Jam Master Jay and Ronald “Tinard” Washington were associates, although there was definitely tension between the pair in the month’s leading up to Jam Master Jay’s murder.

“Jay knew these guys since he was a kid,” a source told AllHipHop.com in a previous interview on the matter. “We all knew Tinard’s history, he was in and out of jail. He f**kin shot his own cousin and paralyzed him and put him in a wheel chair. We go in and out-of-town, and Jay’s cousin got Tinard living in Jay’s f**cking crib. The crib Jay’s father left for him. He got Tinard living there. Jay wasn’t pleased and said ‘he gotta come up outta there.’

“They all know Tinard and whoever that shot Jay because he [Tinard] lived in that house,” the source told AllHipHop.com, adding that the gun used to commit the murder of Jam Master Jay may have been stolen from the same house.

Randy Allen, who was in the studio at the time of the murder, believes that Uriel “Pretty Tony” Rincon may hold the key to solving the entire case.

“”When I came in the studio, Mike B was standing there, the girl was standing there, Jay was playing the game, Tony was playing the game,”” Randy Allen told AllHipHop.com. ““I said ‘What’s up Jay, Tony, hurry up and finish the game.’ All the people that know that I ain’t got nothing to do with it are motherf**kers I could never ever trust, because they ain’t revealing it, they are just holding it to themselves, so who the f**k are they?”

““What makes it worse is he [the killer] is running around in the neighborhood,” Allen told AllHipHop.com. “People who live in Hollis where Jay came from, they might be scared or nervous and not wanting to say s**t as they don’t want that n***a coming around and shooting up their family; so they sit back and keep their mouth shut.”

  • Alf Capone

    wow………..this is fucked up

  • therealest1

    Its unfortunate, and pathetic this case hasn’t been solved after 10 years.

  • maya


  • Its crazy they havent found the killer of Jam Master Jay yet. If it was a political figure or Hollywood star. They would have made it a big deal.

    • You cant make it a big deal if you already know folks aint giving you the info you need. I have always said no snitching is for cowards. If you not involved in the crime then you cant snitch, unless you trying to get your sentence reduce. Everything else is just coward talk. You see this cat at the store playing lotto tickets knowing he killed your FAM, unbelievable. Keeping your neighborhood safe is not snitching.

    • hoeyuno

      True. But if it was a political fig or Hollywood star the witness’s woulda been straight up.

  • So sad,Only 60,000 reward SMH.


    “Randy ass was there. Now he running scared.”

    • thuglifefukdapolice

      its west side thug life when pac got killed 3 people was killed over him and a couple of shootouts between bloods and cuz but thats how we do on the west side you dudes is straight bustas

  • This is all some fuggery!

    Scoon has / had the clout / juice to get the info from “Pretty Tony” if he chose.

    Sounds like they all were in on it.

    I doubt Scoon, because Chuck Phillips semi co-signs him…..but that’s the only reason, he could have fooled Chuck….not likely, but……????

    • Montezuma1

      EDOGZ are you on medication? You sound unstable man. No disrespect but where do you come up with all this nonsense? You’re putting 2 + 2 together and coming up with 6. Be easy Crispus Attucks. lol

      • Summa’ Na’ Bish!

        >>>Clutches chest & falls flat out!

        Well G*tDamn!

        It’s about time you logged in…..I was expecting you you pop out on a Glorify Tupac thread……but ya’ got me cold on this one!

        Yeah, I did come up with six……but dig, me, Scoon & Chuck was building upon this & I stepped to Chuck on some “Investigate JMJ” type ‘chet, & he said that he might…..but him & Scoon are “Well acquainted” & I don’t use that term loosely.

        Was Chuck circling like a shark when the fresh blood drips?

        IDK, but he was circling, for good or bad…..only Chuck knows.

        You gonna set the record str8 for us or what?

        >>Bucks 2X @ Queens & Monte’

        >>Ducks for cover behind engine of E Benz


    Everybody kno who shot jmj……


      my nigga jimmy henchman free dat nigga

      • thuglifefukdapolice

        free your nicca jimmy the snitch and haitian jack the sniitch you allcouuld be friends and throw a snitch party

      • LOL-N!

  • Montezuma1

    This doesn’t make any sense.10yrs and still dragging people’s name in the mud. Why not start with the people in the studio who kept changing their stories and turning on each other? What about Jay’s own nephew Boe? That ninja is suspect just for running off with Randy the night his uncle was killed. Then he went on the radio to defend him after his family expressed suspicion. When will these dirty people get exposed? If you wanna know who killed JMJ look no further than the bums he hung out with.

    • What is the real deal? Fear? or Complicity?

      I find it odd that famz would go out like that….for no reason.

  • RichFromBX

    “Despite the fact that there were five direct witnesses to the murder,
    the New York Police Department has never been able to turn up a suspect…”

    How cooperative are said witnesses being?…if people don’t want to talk to the police and say “that’s the guy” it doesn’t matter how many people saw it…it’s the “no snitchin” mentality that impedes almost all investigations that go on in the hood and I can’t blame the police for giving up if the people in the community are willing to protect these criminals and not give them up…

    • Mark Olford


  • mike malarkey

    lock em all out and see who cooperate then u will find ya killer

  • thuglifefukdapolice

    they should just kill duded its not hard aim 4 his head and neck pull the trigga r.i.p 2 jmj

  • JimJames29

    Instead of blaming it on police not being interested in solving rap murders, maybe we should blame it on the no snitching campaign. His own sister did not identify the shooter. HIS OWN SISTER.

    • D_Ably

      Thats the most tragic bit in my eyes. Fear is definatly at play here.

    • KingsCountyCrooklyn

      not jam master jay’s sister, one of the dudes in the studio sister.

  • Akil Black

    $60,000?? Man where is so-called Rev Run and all the other hip hop heads who got chips to get that reward higher? This why I tell my shorties so-called homeboys and the hood aint shit. When you dead and gone see how many look out for your fam. Its disgusting the peers of our legends in the rap thats gone, dont look out the way they should..Its so many that was sick that seem to not even get good medical care before they passed. Straight bullshit…

    • D_Ably

      I wish people like you worked at the top of the industry to show these fuckwitts how to do it properly.

  • Wow!!

  • Montezuma1

    Just finished the entire #ScoonTV. Good read. Didn’t solve anything but put forth the best theory yet. Scoon’s recollection of detail is uncanny.

    • >> In Bill Duke’s voice: “You know you done fugged up RIGHT??”

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  • Montezuma1

    Randy’s sister allegedly opened the door for the killers but Randy claims Pretty Tony, who also got shot holds the key to solving the case. GTFOH.

  • LetsBeRealpeople

    Watkins man they need to cut you a better check from all these ads they running. You need to write every article on this site to keep it relevant to Hip Hop. Good looking out.

  • Dokter_Mindbender

    His murder will never be solved, just like Bigg and Pac. The media likes the controversy behind the murder cuz it sells….but there’s no money in solving the crime. The life of a blk male has no value in america…but his death is worth millions.

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