Docs That Rock

Tribute Doc to Jam Master Jay To Premiere in Hollywood


The Hollywood Black Film Festival announced that Two Turntables and a Microphone, a music doc about the life and death of Jam Master Jay, will open the festival on June 3. The film was produced and directed by JMJ’s cousin Phonz. Luminaries like Russell Simmons, Reverend Run, Jay-Z, LL Cool J and 50 Cent are scheduled to attend and some of those folks appear in the film to talk about JMJ’s legacy.

Born Jason MIzell, JMJ was shot and killed in a Queens studio in 2002. Just like the Tupac and Biggie killings, no one has ever been charged in his murder. We’ve examined the case for a news special but its thorny, full of suspects and others who don’t seem to be cooperating with the official investigation: there were six people in the studio when he was shot. Six years later, it is feeling like a cold case.

I haven’t seen the film (if I remember correctly, we got a peek at a very preliminary treatment a few years back).

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May 6, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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  1. […] Turntables and a Microphone I wrote about this when it originally premiered in L.A., but this is the New York debut. It has also shown at festivals in Toronto and […]

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