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Posted on February 12, 2008

By now all of you are probably well aware that legendary hip-hop DJ Jam Master Jay was shot and killed October 30th at his studio in Queens, New York. We'd like to take this moment to express our condolences to all family, friends, and fans...

For those of you who are not aware, Jam Master Jay - for all intents and purposes - was a pioneer, a hero to the rap community. He is most well known as the DJ from Run-DMC, a rap act which basically started it all. Can you name anyone scratching records prior to Jam Master Jay? A pioneer...everything started from there, including the mixture of rap and rock together. Which, like it or not, has been taken to extreme heights.

The music industry, if you are unaware, is extremely incestuous...or, perhaps, it is just a small, small world. Roadrunner Records actually has a tie with Jam Master Jay: During the early thru mid nineties, Roadrunner had a band from the New York/New Jersey area called Dog Eat Dog. These are the cats that schooled the Limp Bizkit's and the P.O.D.'s of the world before they ever were...

Well, it just so happens that we had Jay Master Jay re-mix/re-record/re-work a Dog Eat Dog track. The song, "No Fronts" (Jam Master Jay's Main Edit). In remembrance, we offer up this track to you. It can be streamed via Real by clicking HERE.
 

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