Jay-z gives another dope interview. Check it out.
Even though 50’s family day that was supposed to take place today at PS 40 in Queens was canceled in fear of violence, last night Fif and the G-Unit crew bussed hundreds of kids from his old neighborhood to Six Flags theme park in Nothern New Jersey for a fun filled day and free concert. Check out the 6:22 mark for 50’s special dedication to the accompanying popo.
Before his tragic passing, DJ AM was working with producer and friend Paul Rosenberg (Shady Records) on a show for MTV called “Gone Too Far,” which featured him, pulling from his own personal experience as a recovering drug addict to help other young people caught in cycles of addiction….he called it “‘Intervention’ for the MTV Generation.” It’s unclear if MTV will still air finished episodes, but taking on a project like that reflects character. Sharing your lowest moments with a stranger with the hope that it’ll help them avoid the same low…takes courage and compassion.
But beyond the struggles that AM fought in the past, and the high-profile romances, and even beyond AM and Travis Barker’s miraculous plane-crash survival…first and foremost, he was a DJ…a student, a fan, and a creator of music. Which is the sentiment that I heard from other deejays all night, in reaction to his death.
Below is DJ AM and DJ Jazzy Jeff spinning side by side at the House of Blues in New Orleans. I also attached a few other classic clips of AM spinning at Undefeated (he was a super sneakerhead), spinning with Travis Barker on drums (I remember being blown away by their show at Crobar NYC), AM and Barker backing up Kid Cudi at the VMA’s last year, and more…. this should will be his legacy. The music.
This Sunday (August 30), a historic Street Renaming Ceremony will take place honoring Hollis, New York Hip-Hop pioneers Run-DMC.
City Councilman Leroy Comrie recently enacted legislation to rename 205th Street and Hollis Avenue to RUN-D.M.C J.M.J.
Comrie’s bill was passed unanimously in June and signed into law by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
“Given their historic accomplishments, Run-D.M.C. is a tremendous source of pride for the Hollis community I represent,” Comrie told AllHipHop in a previous statement. “Their dedication and hard work has inspired countless others and they have given back generously to this community.”
This is so historic; New York is so Hip Hop! — VERSE
DJ Am, real name Adam Goldstein, was found dead in his New York City apartment today.
The popular disc jockey was discovered about 5:20 PM, according to TMZ.
Goldstein’s friends reportedly became concerned when none of them had heard from him in several days. One went to check on him, but didn’t get him after going straight to the apartment room. The police broke into the apartment after the unnamed friend called them.
They found him unresponsive and determined that he was dead.
The last thing he said via his Twitter account was,
“New york, new york. Big city of dreams, but everything in new york aint always what it seems.”
Almost a year ago in September 2008, DJ AM and Travis Barker survived a plane crash in South Carolina. Both men were badly burned and were the only ones that made it out alive.
Reports say that there were drug materials in the home and that it may have played a factor in his death. He was 36 years old.
More details will be released as they develop.
If your in the Toronto area on Saturday August 9th, check out my stylist and all around trend setter Sekou’s elite, fashion forward event. THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED.
You can also check out the event’s Facebook page and his blog below:
While on the topic of Nas, here is the legend Raekwon speaking on Nas’ (also a legend) feature on the album.
Looks like Rae isn’t happy with Nas right now.
Nas wilding in Vancouver with a comedian. Dope little interview
FeFe Dobson talked to Honey Magazine about Rihanna cold-jacking her style:
“I mean, for sure I question that, but who wouldn’t. She is supposedly a fan of mine. I try to take it as a compliment. It gets a little much when she starts getting the same tattoos as me but overall I just want people to separate the image and listen to the music. It’s about the music. Its like Prince and Michael Jackson, totally different artists. Or its like Kanye West and Jay-Z. So what? They are both black men, they sound different. So they both wear jeans, they are different.”
“I met her when she was the dance hall queen with the long hair. She was a nice girl but very quiet.“
A FeFe fan did this video:
Singer/songwriter/producer The Dream can now add label executive to his title, as he has been named Vice President of Island Def Jam Music Group.
The Dream, born Terius Nash, made the announcement today (August 27) via his official Twitter page.
“I wanna thank everyone at Island Records/DefJam for their faith in me and making me Executive Vice President of Island Records,” The Dream said in a statement on his Twitter page. “Thank you to my team..my manager Mark Stewart & my attorney Aaron Rosenberg for getting this 1st step of a goal accomplished.”
He went on to thank a number of industry executives who have supported him, including his production partner Tricky Stewart and Island Def Jam Chairman, Antonio “L.A.” Reid and Universal Records’ Chairman Doug Morris.
“I look forward to the challenge of rebuilding music for not only Island Records But for Universal Records as a whole. Today I’m humbled and blessed,” The Dream said.
For reasons unknown, The Dream also revealed today would be the last day he posted to his Twitter page, although no reason was given.
The news comes during a high point in the 30-year-old’s career.
Last week, it was confirmed that The Dream and his girlfriend Christina Milian applied for a marriage license in Los Angeles.
The pair are expected to tie the knot within the next 90 days.
The Dream was married once before, singer/songwriter Nivea, but divorced her in 2007.