Although Jam Master Jay is no longer with us, we still wanted to remember him on his born day. He would have been 48.

A New-York native, Jam was part of Run-D.M.C., one of the most influential hip-hop groups of all time. The DJ went on to create his own recording label, Jam Master Jay Records.

Jam Master Jay was shot and killed on October 30, 2002. He was 37 years old.