For the first time since his untimely death riddled with mystery, Run DMC is on tour without their beatman.
The group kicked off a tour last month, despite the fact that Jay’s killer still roams free.
But life must go on.
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In the meantime, New York detectives say that solving the mystery was always difficult.
“We never really had a good lead,” head detective, Vincent Santangelo, told the Daily News. “Nobody would or nobody could tell us the who or what. We’re still looking for that person.”
Authorities say witnesses were quite talkative, retelling the events of the night; but never would identify the shooter beyond his black attire.
Santangelo is putting a little force behind his search, after perusing the country for the gunman. The police department is offering a $60,000 reward to anyone who can help investigators get a conviction on the man responsible.
Meanwhile, Jam Master Jay’s 77-year-old mother, Connie Mizell-Perry, said she believes karma will eventually sneak up on the wanted men.
Speaking from her North Carolina home, she had one thing to say to the killers: “One of these days, you’re going to think you have it made and someone is going to tap you on the shoulder and say, ‘Gotcha!’”
For now, though, the focus is on Run DMC, the revived hip-hop trio, now a duo with no turntables behind their microphones. Partners Darryl (DMC) McDaniels and Joe (Run) Simmons soldier on.
“I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since Jay’s death,” McDaniels said in a statement to the Daily News. “That’s crazy. It seems like I just saw him yesterday.
“He impacted other people’s lives and that’s the Jay I loved and respected,” McDaniels added. “But spiritually, he’s always with me. His presence is felt as strongly today as it was the night he passed away.”
Jam Master Jay died on Oct. 30, 2002.
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