The premiere of ReMastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell) reinforces Netflix’s desire to continue playing this project that revisits several iconic moments of popular culture. In the case, the latest “ReMastered” talks about rapper Jam Master Jay, who made a huge hit in the 1990s with his influential hip hop group, Run DMC (watch here).
The murder of Jam Master Jay raises, to this day, serious doubts about who had him assassinated. It is one of the most notorious crimes of hip-hop, and like many of the same style, to this day is unsolved. ReMastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay, in addition to rescuing the musician’s memory, also raises a number of hypotheses about his death. And that, by itself, pays off.
ReMastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay begins by telling about who was this musician who, in October 2002, had his studio invaded by gunmen who shot him to death. Jam Master Jay was born in Brooklyn, but made his fame and career in Queens, New York. He played in several bands until he settled with Run DMC, which made major success in the late 1980s. After a decade of success, his murder put an end to his voice. “ReMastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay?”, therefore, investigates who would be interested in silencing him.
For this, it counts on interesting graphic resources, that try to go back to the day of the death of the rapper, and also by highlighting the main theories that surround this mystery. The documentary even helps to discard some of them, leaving the most serious doubts to those who are plausible. ReMastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay is an interesting report of Jam Master Jay’s life and death, as well as trying to elucidate his death, which still touches the community to which he belonged.
By opening up the theories that led Jam Master Jay to death, the documentary brings back a number of doubts that haunt the minds of his partners, friends and even the New York police, who have never been able to come to a conclusion about the murder. This production got good interviews with people who lived with him, be it in work relations or even in personal life. They are emotional testimonies, which go back to the charismatic man, with great social concerns, but who also had quarrels with gangs and who may have been decisive for the crime that victimized him.
Jam Master Jay may have been a man with many faults, but his qualities were greater than that – and the lack of answers about his murder is a question that still persists in the minds of many people.
Synopsis 1: Larger than life and wedded to his roots, Jam Master jay was a hip-hop superstar. So who killed him in cold blood, and why?
Synopsis 2: Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay made a huge impact in music and his community. But friends and family still seek closure years after his unsolved murder.
Age rating: 16;