With the murder of Jam-Master Jay in Queens on October 30, 2002, one excellent part of Run-DMC was taken from us. There was word last year that a biopic was in the works, and now we're getting a musical documentary, one that will open the Hollywood Black Film Festival on June 3, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

2 Turntables and a Microphone, which was directed by Guy Logan, follows Jam-Master Jay's life and death, and contains information that the HBFF website says could help solve his murder. The doc features the likes of Russell Simmons, Reverend Run, Jay-Z, LL Cool J, Method Man, 50 Cent and even more names in the hip-hop world, with the story following not only the rise of DMC and death of Jay, but also the world of hip-hop and mainstream rap.

If you're a fan of DMC and located in California, this will be a pretty cool night out -- and not just because you can check out the film. After the screening, there will be the usual Q&A, but along with the director and producers, "some of the cast" will be there. I would hope that means at least a few of the names mentioned above. The flick will screen on June 3, 8 PM, at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, with a hip-hop-themed party to follow.
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