Two charged in 2002 killing of rapper Jam Master Jay

Members of the musical group RUN-DMC (L to R) Jason Mizell (Jam Master Jay), Darryl McDaniels (DMC) and Joseph Simmons (DJ Run) pose for photographs after being inducted into Hollywood's Rockwalk on February 25, 2002 in Los Angeles, California. Hollywood's Rockwalk is a sidewalk gallery dedicated to honoring artists who have made a significant contribution to the evolution of rock 'n roll. (Reuters)

U.S. prosecutors on Monday indicted two men for the 2002 shooting death of Jam Master Jay, the D.J. for hip-hop group Run-DMC.

Jam Master Jay, whose real name was Jason Mizell, was killed inside a recording studio in the New York City borough of Queens.

The U.S Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York said in a news release that Karl Jordan Jr. would be arraigned later on Monday on charges of murdering Mizell, while Ronald Washington would be arraigned later this week.

Run-DMC, one of the best-known rap acts of the 1980s, was founded in New York City in 1981.

Mizell’s murder is one of the most long-running unsolved killings in the music world.

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