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ReMastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay? (2018)

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Run DMC's Jam Master Jay was shot and killed in a Jamaica, Queens recording studio in 2002. Despite six witnesses present at the murder, no one has ever been convicted.

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Brian Oakes

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Credited cast:
Jason Mizell ... Himself (archive footage)
DJ Hurricane ... Himself
Rahman Dukes Rahman Dukes ... Himself
Darryl McDaniels ... Himself
David Seabrook David Seabrook ... Himself
Russell Simmons ... Himself
Marvin Thompson Marvin Thompson ... Himself
Trini Washington Trini Washington ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
50 Cent ... Himself (archive footage)
Beastie Boys ... Themselves (archive footage)
Gerald Ford ... Himself (archive footage)
The Notorious B.I.G. ... Himself (archive footage)
NWA ... Themselves (archive footage)
Public Enemy ... Themselves (archive footage)
Paul Shaffer ... Himself (archive footage)
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Run DMC's Jam Master Jay was shot and killed in a Jamaica, Queens recording studio in 2002. Despite six witnesses present at the murder, no one has ever been convicted.

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Conspiracy film
25 August 2019 | by WhatNameCanIDoSee all my reviews

The narrative of this film is just full of contradictions. From the beginning until the end, it is pushed that the reason that this crime (and others) are unsolved is because the police do not care, because they are black. Yet, the film also pushes the narrative that the police want any reason to lock up black people. The film only spends one line talking about how witnesses and the community don't want to "snitch". The people who do eventually talk, all give conflicting information. Also, they try to claim the police could just look at cameras in the area and zoom in at the license plate. This was 2002. It isn't like every building has HD cameras like it does today. The film ends with the conclusion that police don't care about solving murders of black rappers, when just recently XXXTentacion and Nipsey Hussle's killers were caught. Too much assuming and conspiracy against the police department, and not much new information on who actually murdered Jam Master Jay.


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