The Critical 'I'

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Thursday, October 31, 2002

the big beat blaster
It hit me like a ton of bricks. I read the news early this morning, and for a second just couldn't believe it. Jam Master Jay, a founding member of the seminal rap group Run-DMC, was shot and killed early this morning. He was only 37.

I didn't know him. Not even close. But the music he helped create and popularize will stay with me forever. You left way too soon, Jay.