Thursday, March 04, 2004

LIFE WITHOUT JAY: There's quite a sad little interview with Run DMC's Jam Master Jay's mom on life after her son's murder, which is an aspect of rap-death you don't come across much: usually it's just the other rap stars who mourn in public, with a Sting sample or two and some extra bling. But most of the fallen have families, too, who don't have any part of the business, and have to cope with grief that isn't merely barked up to shift a few thousand copies of a tribute album.

Mrs. Jam Master didn't even know her son was famous at first; it was the local kids who told her. "I didn't know anything about that. He was Jason to me."

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