By Hillary Crosley with reporting by Rahman Dukes
Today (October 30), we celebrate the life of Run DMC's Jam Master Jay, who passed way eight years ago. Recently his partner-in-rhyme DMC received the Champion Award for his charity work with foster children from the nonprofit group, Children's Rights. In respect of this day of mourning, RapFix also asked the legend for a fond memory of his friend Jam Master Jay.
"Something that I always have to sit back and laugh at is this, he traveled with the X-Box thing," remembers DMC. "So we're on tour, on a bus for 12 hours. Where's Jay? He's in the back [playing video games]. We check in, get to the hotel room, even if you sleep on the tour bus, you're tired, you want to go to your room. We check in at 830 in the morning and by 8:45, Jay's up in his room playing the video games."
"Now this is the funny thing, all day we know everybody has to be in the lobby by 11:30," continued DMC. "11:30 comes, me, Run, Smith, Ray and Eric are downstairs—where's Jay? Go up to Jay's room, what's he doing? [Playing] with the X-Box thing, he was an X-Box fiend."
As for DMC's work with the foster child advocacy group Children's Rights, he takes the struggle personally. Read More...