Jam Master Jay Honored at Scratch Academy’s 10th Anniversary Celebration
It's been 10 years since the late Jam Master Jay founded the world's first DJ school, Scratch Academy in the East Village of Manhattan, a place where anyone can learn how to be a pro on the turntables.
The Scratch Academy honored the legendary Run-D.M.C. DJ during its 10th anniversary celebration yesterday. Jay's son and widow were both in attendance.
According to the New York Post, fellow group member Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, also performed some Run-D.M.C. hits including 'Walk this Way' and 'It's Tricky.'
Jam Master Jay was was shot to death on Oct. 30, 2002, in his recording studio in Jamaica, Queens. His legacy continues to live on through the Scratch Academy -- which now has locations in Los Angeles, Miami and Chicago -- and the many artists and DJs he mentored during his life.
Watch Run-D.M.C.'s 'It's Tricky' Video