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'The Beastie Boys' tribute concert for slain DJ, 'Jam Master J' sells out in 24 seconds.
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By Paul Russell
4/4/2003 5:52:10 PM

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The Beastie Boys tribute concert to Jam Master Jay sold out in 24 seconds according to House Of Blues.

The all ages concert will take place on April 25 in Las Vegas and the proceeds will go to JMJ's family and his estate.

DMC and DJ Hurricane will also be in attendance, but it is not clear if either Run or DMC will actually perform.

The JMJ concert is the first Beastie Boys U.S. concert in over for years.

In related news, the first biography of Jam Master Jay hit stores on Tuesday (April 1). The biography, titled Jam Master Jay: The Heart Of Hip-Hop, was written by David E. Thigpen.

The book is based on interviews with Jam Master Jay's friends, business associates and interviews with Run-DMC before Jay was gunned down in October of 2002.

"The media today is in such a hurry because the news cycle for anything is just so quick that most writers didn't have time to really look into the details and get into the nuance or what happened or what Jay was about," Thigpen recently told the Chicago Tribune.

"This was a ready made category, 'Another Rapper Killed,' that they could throw him into and that's really too bad because it really did him a disservice."

Jam Master Jay's murder remains at large and the investigation is still ongoing.

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