Witness to Jam Master Jay Murder Speaks, Says DJ Had Gun

The man who was sitting next to Jam Master Jay on the night of his murder has broken his silence for the first time since the October 2002 shooting. Uriel “Tony” Rincon, a friend of the iconic Run-DMC DJ, revealed to the New York Daily News that Jay was armed on the night of the shooting, but failed to defend himself because he knew his killer. According to Rincon, he received a phone call from Jay’s business partner Randy Allen at around 6:00 p.m. on the evening of October 20, 2002, and the two made arrangements to meet at Jay’s recording studio on Merrick Blvd. in Queens. Shortly after he arrived, Rincon sat down with the DJ for a game of Madden 2002 on a Sony Playstation in a room at the rear of the studio. He says that shortly thereafter, Jay produced a handgun and placed it on the couch next to him. Lydia High, Jay’s assistant, entered the room a short time later to discuss his schedule. Rincon specifically remembers her being bothered by the site of the weapon and asking the DJ to put it away. Eventually, Allen and another friend named Mike B. arrived at the studio and went into another room to go over demo tapes.

According to Rincon, they had been at the studio less than an hour when his cell phone rang. As he reached behind the couch to retrieve it, he says he heard footsteps. With his back to the door, Rincon says he heard Jay exclaim “Oh shit!” right before two shots rang out. One hit Rincon in the leg and the other hit Jay in the head, fatally wounding him. “I knew [Jay] was gone,” Rincon told the Daily News. “He wasn’t moving, nothing.” He insists that he did not see the killer’s face and would not be able to identify him. Rincon also insists that Jay must have known his killer, otherwise he would have defended himself when the man entered the room. “Had there been immediate animosity or if there was a problem, they wouldn’t have been that close,” he said. Previous reports have suggested that Jay and his murderer embraced prior to the shooting. “It had to be somebody he knew,” Rincon said. “I wish I saw…because it would be over. I told [police] everything I could tell them. I wish I could tell them more.”

  • fireforreal

    It took 5 years for this clown to get some balls and speak up? I hope he atleast told Jay’s wife and kids the deal on how things went down. R.I.P JMJ

  • Nawledge

    WOOOOOOWW! I hope the hood niggas up there catch that fuck nigga who took away the great JMJ. R.I.P

    • gjm250

      ja rule did it

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  • grippy

    isn’t this snitching!? doesn’t current hip-hop law dictate that this man should keep his mouth shut? why is it that everyone wants pac, biggie’s, and jmj’s killers caught, but refuse to help when it comes to the local cats in our own neighborhoods? or maybe hip-hop should reconsider this whole “stop-snitching” campaign and learn the difference between a witness doing the right thing and a snitch.

    • REAL TALK

      first off learn the definition of a snitch faggot a snitch is someone who gets caught by the police and rats out his whole crew to get off thats wat the fuck a snitch is shut the fuck up about that other shit its cats like you that fucked up the whole meaning of the word

      and fireforreal it didn’t take him 5 years to say something like he said he already had spoken to the police it took him 5 years to reveal that he was there to the PUBLIC

      yall cats dont know how to read

    • Fire

      Yeah, can’t believe the guy waited so long to speak out about it. That’s just wrong. Grippy, I couldn’t have said it better myself. Huge co-sign.

      • REAL TALK

        once again smart guy he already spoke about it, this is just us as the public learning that he did the fuck can u people read???

        “I wish I saw…because it would be over. I told [police] everything I could tell them. I wish I could tell them more.”

        sheesh

        • Fire

          All right, don’t menstruate all over your monitor. I misread it, sorry.

    • Downtown

      all i know dudes in QUEENS need to get at this fool

    • Mr KCMO

      You must be related to Bill O’reilly. You really look silly dude……this isn’t snitching, he didn’t get busted, and you can bet he told his and Jays crew as much as he told the police. It seems this man might actually fear for his life, and it is in his best interest to see the killer in jail or dead. And maybe, just maybe, murders don’t get solved in the hood because there isn’t any witnesses. I don’t think anyone ever said don’t help police solve the murders of people in their own hood. They just said they hope the justice system doesn’t get them before they do.

      • beatz23

        First off, don’t try to turn this around on hip-hop. A man got killed, period. Second, theres no such thing as a “stop snitchin” campaign. Some dudes made a couple of t-shirts that said “don’t snitch”…so what??? It was blown way out of proportion by the media.
        P.S.- The stop snitching mentality is WAY older than Hip-Hop..

      • Fire

        I never said the guy did snitch, relax. I recognize this guy is doing the right thing. You can think I’m related to Bill O’Reilly, but I hate him and types like him who make generalizations about people they don’t know, kind of like what you just did. I agree with you, so shut up. If anybody else wants to menstruate all over their computer or the library’s computer, go ahead now. Jesus.

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  • krime

    HOW IN DA FUCK IS DIS SNITCHING???

    DID HE GIVE THE KILLERS NAME????? NO!!!

    The police got NOWHERE with this statement. Did u dumb fucks read da part were it said he was talking 2 a FUCKING NEWSPAPER!!! not no fucking police. It’s not like dey got a lead on da case now.

    So yall E-thugs shut da fucc up man

    R.I.P. JMJ

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  • Downtown

    this buster might be the shooter u never know

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  • BRITISH B

    dIS SUM HOOD SHIT RIGHT HERE…

    THOSE WHO KNOW HOW IT IS KNOW THIS SOME REAL SERIOUS SHIT..

    ITS OBVIOUS BTWEEN THE LINES WHAT TIME IT IS…

    ALL THAT WERE THERE NO WHAT TIME IT IS AND IF I WAS HIM ID KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS…

    iF REV AND RUSSELS MONEY CANT TAKE CARE OF THIS THEN ITS OBVIOUS THAT IT SOME DEEP SHIT AND A DELECATE SITUATION…

    RIP JMJ

  • grippy

    apparently intelligent satire is wasted on you idiots. maybe some of you e-thugs should get an e-ducation and learn to recognize sarcasm

  • princerudynasim

    snitching this dude ia a faggot why after he heard the shots didnt he pull out his machine or what not n go after the nigga who shot jmj instead of coming n snitching too late ef this guy

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  • SCOTTYO

    50 CENT KILLED JAY!!!!!!!!!!!. 50 SOLD HIS SOUL TO THE DEVIL

  • T-BIRD

    THE FEELING I GET WHEN I THINK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT STUDIO THAT NIGHT IS SCARED, BECAUSE IN THIS WORLD TODAY YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHO’S HOLDING YOU DOWN. TAKE THIS AS A LESSON,BEWARE OF WHO YOU ROLL WITH,PEOPLE HAVE HIDDEN AGENDAS.

  • CD

    To all my peeps out there in Queens and, as I sit by Teddy Allen and, look at this crap that Rincon is spitting out is not the truth. Teddy and I CD will be putting the truth out on what happened that horrible day that our BROTHER was taken from us. By the way for you that see no colors I am a white boy with the MAN WITH THE TRUTH Teddy Allen and, we will be aggresively spitting out everything that happened that night to let the truth be known to the world MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU. Teddy says HOLLAR PEACE Teddy and CD