Man Arrested in Jam Master Jay Shooting Posted Multiple Tributes

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Karl Jordan Jr. even shot a music video in front of a Jam Master Jay mural.

On Monday, two men were arrested and indicted in the 2002 shooting death of hip-hop legend Jam Master Jay. Shortly after the arrest, internet unearthed one of the suspects’ social media profiles. The results were bizarre, to say the least.

The now-deleted Instagram profile of Karl Jordan Jr., now 36, showed numerous tributes to Jam Master Jay. Further searches revealed that Jordan, who rapped under the name Young Yadi, even shot music videos in front of a mural paying tribute to the fallen Queens legend. Screenshots of the posts can be found below.

 

“Every now and then I pull up on the Big Homie,” one of Jordan’s posts reads. “Never forget where you come from, always show the OGs respect cause one day hopefully God allows you the blessing of becoming 1.”

According to prosecutors, the motive behind the shooting was Jam Master Jay cutting them out of a “multi-kilogram, multistate narcotics transaction.”

Jay’s family released a statement on the official Run-DMC Instagram account.

Upon hearing this news we have mixed emotions,” the post reads. “We truly hope that these indictments are a solid step towards justice being served in the murder of Jay…In spite of all the tragedies we’ve seen this year alone, we take comfort in our family, our faith and in time’s ability to heal all. We can only hope that this news brings awareness to the fact that Black lives do matter.”

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