Today In Hip-Hop: R.I.P DJ AM (March 30, 1973 – Aug. 28, 2009)

On this day, August 28, in hip-hop history... 2009: DJ AM (Adam Michael Goldstein) was found in his New York City apartment dead at age 36 from an apparent drug overdose. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Goldstein, who took his stage name from the initials of his first and middle name, was a respected member of the DJ community and was hailed for his innovative approach to music. A former member of the group Crazy Town, DJ AM went on to be one of the first big name celebrity DJs in the early 2000s. Unlike the show up and push play celebrity DJs ...

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