New York rapper Nas is putting a lot of respect on Run-DMC‘s name. The hip-hop veteran has remembered the life of late rap pioneer Jam Master Jay.

Nasty Nas hit up Instagram Tuesday (October 30) with a salute to JMJ.

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Jam Master Jay paved the way!

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Over the years, various hip-hop artists have remembered Jay’s legacy.

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🙌🏾 #RIP to a Legend. #Queens

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Jam Master Jay had his life taken from him through gun violence.

Authorities confirmed that Jay, born Jason Mizell, was fatally shot inside a studio on Merrick Boulevard at 7:30 p.m. local time. Another victim, Uriel Rincon, was shot in the leg. Rincon, 25, is listed in stable condition at an area hospital. Mizell, 37, is survived by his wife, three sons, mother, brother and sister. (MTV)