Run-DMC cutmaster Jam Master Jay passed away 10 years ago at the age of 37. It's not overstatement to say he was the most influential DJ in hip-hop history. Stepping onstage at Live Aid, he proved that rappers could rock louder than any band. He cut so fast that Jack B. Nimble was on his dick, and helped bring concrete-cracking scratches from the New York underground to the suburbs, stadiums, MTV, the Billboard Top 10, the Grammys, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In memory of the big beat blaster, here's some photos from his groundbreaking career.

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Run-DMC cutmaster Jam Master Jay passed away 10 years ago tomorrow (October 30) at the age of 37. It's not overstatement to say he was the most influential DJ in hip-hop history. Stepping onstage at Live Aid, he proved that rappers could rock louder than any band. He cut so fast that Jack B. Nimble was on his dick, and helped bring concrete-cracking scratches from the New York underground to the suburbs, stadiums, MTV, the Billboard Top 10, the Grammys, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In memory of the big beat blaster, here's some photos from his groundbreaking career. Plus, read Jam Master Jay's Legacy and Death, 10 Years Later.

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Run-DMC cutmaster Jam Master Jay passed away 10 years ago tomorrow (October 30) at the age of 37. It's not overstatement to say he was the most influential DJ in hip-hop history. Stepping onstage at Live Aid, he proved that rappers could rock louder than any band. He cut so fast that Jack B. Nimble was on his dick, and helped bring concrete-cracking scratches from the New York underground to the suburbs, stadiums, MTV, the Billboard Top 10, the Grammys, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In memory of the big beat blaster, here's some photos from his groundbreaking career. Plus, read Jam Master Jay's Legacy and Death, 10 Years Later.

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A still from the "King of Rock" video, 1985.

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Run-DMC attend the Pro-Peace Fundraiser in 1986.

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From the 1986 Dutch hip-hop doc Big Fun in the Big Town. Run is yelling at then-tour-manager Lyor Cohen.

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Jam Master Jay at a New York press conference for the Together Forever tour with the Beastie Boys in 1987.

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The Beastie Boys and Run-DMC prepare for the Together Forever tour in 1987.

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Take a count, 1-2-3... Jam Master Jay and Run-DMC!

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Run-DMC at the 30th Annual Grammy Awards in 1988. Always the pioneers, a rap Grammy wouldn't be awarded for another year.

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Jay at the release party for fourth album Tougher Than Leather in 1988.

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JMJ on Yo! MTV Raps during the Down With the King era in 1993.

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Jay in 1999.

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Walk This Way 2K: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Run, Jam Master Jay and Joe Perry of Aerosmith backstage at the House of Blues in 2002

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Fred Durst and Jam Master Jay in 2002. The pair had collaborated on Run-DMC's final album, Crown Royal.

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Jam Master Jay holds a JMJ toy at a ceremony honoring Run-DMC's induction into the Hollywood RockWalk in 2002.

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One of the last times the three members of Run-DMC were on stage together: The 2002 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City.

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Rev. Run and DMC attend the VH1 Big In 2002 Awards.

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Connie Perry, Jam Master Jay's mother, speaks onstage as Run D.M.C. is inducted at the 24th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2009.

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Jam Master Jay's two DJ sons TJ "Dasmatic" Mizell and Jam Master J'son backed the reunited Run-DMC at the Budweiser Made In America Festival in September.