October 30th, 2002 the legend and hip-hop pioneer, Jam Master Jay was senselessly murdered at the age of 37. And now almost 17 years later it is still an open case and that night is still a mystery. Netflix’s new documentary ‘ReMastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay?’ talks to his family friends and people who were there the night of the incident.
The documentary walks us through the life of JMJ as his family talks about how the Queens’ native grew up. Jam Master Jay was most commonly known for his time with Run DMC, but the documentary reveals a man who was about much more. And more importantly, someone who meant a lot to the culture, but the culture didn’t show that by taking care of him.
Rahman Dukes and Shaheem Reid have been a part of hip-hop culture for so many years. And rightfully so, they refuse to let this story die until justice is served for Jay’s murder. There are still so many questions around this murder, to which Dukes and Reid help to shed some light on with this documentary. Back in December Dukes held a private screening of the documentary sponsored by LiveXLive. At that screening, he reiterated that in 2019 justice would be served. The two stopped by Sway In The Morning to talk in detail about what they hope this story will help to achieve.
‘ReMastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay?’, invokes a lot of old feelings from back in 2002 and raises a lot of questions about the people surrounding Jay. the hope is that someone will be brought to justice not only for JMJ and his family but also for the other murders like Biggie and Tupac that hip-hop still does not have answers on. The full documentary is on Netflix now. Watch the trailer below.