by Jon Lui
I met AM sometime in the late 90's. He was probably already hooked up with Crazy Town, but I knew him in the context of a straight up hip hop dj, looking to battle another local for the use of the moniker he was going by back then and homies with underground cats like the High & Mighty.
Down through the years, as his star & skills ascended, he maintained his core character (which was probably the catalyst & determinant for his success) and his passions, whether they were digging for the rarest vintage limited edition kicks, rocking any style of party with every style of sound, or using his hard-won wisdom to help out those still caught up in it.
On November 12th to 14th from 12 to 8 pm, at the Cobrashop (at Hollywood & Highland, 4th floor), AM's legacy will keep on serving the need & the needy. The DJ AM Memorial Foundation will be selling his record collection, all 12,000 or so pieces. All proceeds go to the DJ AM Memorial Foundation. Its mission statement:
"The DJ AM Memorial Fund maintains the legacy of Adam Goldstein and his commitment to helping others struggling with addiction. Utilizing media partnerships to garner support and increase awareness, contributions will help organizations and projects committed to addressing issues of addiction and recovery."