The late, great DJ AM’s Birthday was actually last month (March 30th), but being the busy kids we are we didn’t write up anything on his actual Birthday. So I thought it more fitting that at least we get the day right, even if it’s a month late. DJ AM was a fantastic DJ, and huge contributor to the hip-hop community. He was a big name, and although pretty mainstream by all accounts (working with dudes like Jay Z, Travis Barker, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Ghostface Killah, and Lady Sovereign to name a few) never passed up the chance or got too big headed to work with smaller or underground artists. He had technique for days, and could school anyone in the art of turntablism. Sadly in August 2009 he overdosed and passed away, it was a big shock to everyone, and for me personally he was my favourite DJ. If you didn’t know who he was back then, now’s your opportunity to find out and I strongly suggest you do.
Happy Birthday DJ AM and rest in peace.