Caught up on a bunch of reading this weekend and one of the things I read was Raising Hell, The Run DMC biography by Ronin Ro. Interesting read and I assume a much more of an honest portrayal then Tougher Then Leather (the authorized bio by Bill Adler). After finishing the book I did some googling and was interested to find this link to a Playboy Magazine article about the final days of Jam Master Jay (1/3 of Run DMC who was shot in 2002). The interesting thing about the article was that Playboy actually names a “person of interest” back in 2003 and even more interesting is that in 2007 (a few months ago) the New York media has named the same person as a suspect in the never closed murder investigation.
Check it out if you are interested as both the book and the article are good reads.
p.s. I also spent the weekend listening exclusively to 80’s hip hop (Run DMC, Eric B & Rakim, Public Enemy, and early LL Cool J) and have gotten my 3 year old son to answer the question “Who’s House?…..Run’s House. It is very funny.