Five famous record collections and a look at their doomed (and almost doomed) fate
1. Jam Master Jay
After the legendary DJ from Run DMC was tragically killed in 2002, the fate of his collection was uncertain. While it definitely could have gone to a museum, the boxes of records were left in Jam Master Jay's former studio in Queens, which was being renovated by new owners. The records were going to be thrown out until someone by the name of Great Zeee stopped by and said that they definitely shouldn't be thrown out because they belonged to a legend. So, Zeee has them in his basement now, stacked up on top of each other in milk crates. He explains how the coincidental evening of his acquisition came about in the YouTube video above.
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