Uncle Jamm’s Rodger Clayton Dies

Rodger Clayton, a promoter, founder of Uncle Jamm’s Army and a pioneer of Los Angeles hip-hop, died of a heart attack Oct. 10.

Uncle Jamm’s Army, a group of DJs and performers, reportedly formed in 1978 and by the mid-1980s was known for its dance parties that were so big they filled the Los Angeles Sports Arena, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Clayton is also credited with boosting the careers of performers such as Egyptian Lover, DJ Pooh, Rodney O & Joe Cooley and many others.

He recently promoted a successful Keith Sweat show at The Grove of Anaheim, GM Adam Millar told Pollstar, and was considered an honorary member of the Nederlander Concerts family.