Jam Master Jay, one-third of the iconic hip-hop group Run-DMC, was killed in 2002 over a cocaine deal gone bad. A jury found two men guilty of the murder, including his godson.
An eight-hour concert Friday night was a procession of generations of hip-hop royalty, from the Sugar Hill Gang to current stars like Lil Wayne. Run-DMC gave what was billed as their last performance.
For decades, the genre has had a stealth mission: promoting public health. It started with Doug E. Fresh's "Stroke Ain't No Joke."
In court papers opposing bail, prosecutors cited several instances when Karl Jordan Jr. proved himself a danger to the community by openly bragging about dealing drugs and possessing guns.