Film due on hip hop icon

50 Cent has been busy talking up his friend and mentor Jam Master Jay who is set to immortalised in a forthcoming film 'The Life And Death of Jam Master Jay'.

Jam Master Jay stood in charge of the turntables in Run DMC, one of the most influential hip hop acts of all time. Their album 'Raising Hell' was a landmark release in American music, and the group will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame later this year.

Sadly, Jay won't be there to receive the honour - he was shot dead in his recording studio in 2002.

Rapper 50 Cent helped fund the forthcoming biopic on the DJ, and spoke highly off him in a recent interview with New York Daily News. “He’s the first person I went into the studio with the intention of producing a song for an album, which was never released because Jay’s touring schedule was so hectic he wasn’t able to focus on it,” he said.

The rapper spoke of the DJ's profound influence on his career. "I learned to market myself, like Jay had done. A lot of the major labels and companies were ignoring me because they were only looking at my street life".

'The Life And Death Of Jam Master Jay' is due to be released later this year.

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