According to sources,
investigators are checking possible links to Jam Master Jay's business partner,
Randy Allen and his sister, Lydia.
Before Jam Master
Jay was gunned down, an insurance policy was supposedly taken out, stipulating
that if either Jay our his business partner were harmed in the studio, the other
partner would collect.
Sources told AllHipHop.com
that the several men in the studio knew that Jam Master Jay was going to be
shot on October 30th. Michael Bonds, Urieco "Pretty Tony" Rincon and
Lydia Allen were all present when Jam Master Jay was gunned down as he sat playing
a video game.
could open the door for someone she doesn't know is beyond me," the source
said. "All of these people that were present were Randy Allen's people."
Lydia Allen was
also the bookkeeper for Jam Master Jay's JMJ Recordings.
Randy Allen, who
recently returned from Hawaii, also allegedly withdrew money from a bank account
that he and Jam Master Jay shared and was allegedly looking for new recording
studio space in Manhattan just days after JMJ was gunned down.
The source also
stated that Allen sent Jay's nephew, who was also a member of the group Rusty
Waters, to the barber shop minutes before Jay was gunned down. "I don't
think he [the nephew] had anything to do with it," sources told AllHipHop.com.
"He had nothing but love for Jam Master Jay."
Police have not
been able to locate Allen's sister Lydia, since Jam Master Jay's funeral. According
to the source, Randy Allen relocated Lydia and his brother Teddy Allen to an
undisclosed location outside of New York with another sister.
The theory is that
Allen knew of a possible beef between Jam Master Jay and Curtis Scoon, the original
suspect in the shooting. Scoon's beef with Jay may have been exploited to make
it appear that the shooting was the result of tension between the two men.
The source also
discounted a connection between Scoon and another man, who allegedly served
as a lookout named Tenard. The source said that Scoon and Tinard have a well
Tinard was also
living with Jam Master Jay's sister in a property he owned in Hollis, Queens,
shortly before Jay was gunned down. According to sources, Jay took issue with
Tinard living in the property and requested that he leave, which may explain
why authorities are investigating Tinard's possible role in the shooting.
"I doubt that
Tinard had anything to do it with, although he is definitely capable. I think
that Randy and other men present at the studio were involved."
"All I know
is this. These guys in the studio knew it was going down," one source told
AllHipHop.com. "If you won't talk to the cops and you won't handle it on
the street, then you had something to do with it, period."