T.I. wins 2 awards from prison; Kayne a no-show at BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta

Posted: Sunday – October 11, 2009

T.I. didn’t need to attend the BET Hip-Hop Awards to win two trophies on Saturday.

The rapper, who is locked up in an Arkansas penitentiary on a federal weapons conviction, won the best collaboration award with Rhianna for the song “Live Your Life” and the album of the year award for “Paper Trail.” His fiancee Tameka “Tiny” Cottle accepted his awards at the ceremony in Atlanta and read a letter by the rapper, who began serving a yearlong sentence in late May.

“Although I’m not there with you all, I’m there in spirit,” Cottle quoted the rapper as writing. “My road to redemption is almost over. … Thanks for the support.”

Jay-Z was honored as the “MVP of the Year,” while Drake took home “Rookie of the Year,” and Ice Cube received the “I Am Hip-Hop” icon award.

Ice Cube said he was humbled by the award, and he believes his career as filmmaker could earn him more honors in the future. He helped launch the gangsta rap genre with the group NWA, and he starred in “Barbershop” and “Friday,” which he also co-wrote.

“When you get recognized by your peers for a life of work, you got to be humbled,” the rap veteran said. “I’m honored by this. I have 20 more years of work left in me. I hope (BET) is ready to give out two of these awards.”

Rapper Busta Rhymes presented the award for “DJ of the Year” to DJ AM, the celebrity spinner who died of an accidental drug overdose in August.

Kanye West, meanwhile, couldn’t hijack the stage, because the rapper was a no-show. West had been expected to attend the fourth annual awards show. He fell under scrutiny for interrupting Taylor Swift’s award-winning moment at last month’s MTV Video Music Awards.

Jay-Z took the stage with Young Jeezy to perform “Real as It Gets” and rap group Goodie Mob performed its 1995 song “Cell Therapy.”

The award show will air on Oct. 27.

Source: DailyPress

DJ AM Laid To Rest Today

Posted: Wednesday – September 2, 2009

DJ AM was laid to rest today (September 2) in Los Angeles during a private ceremony for turntables close friends and family.

A funeral for DJ AM, born Adam Goldstein, started at 3:00 PM at the Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary, a prominent Jewish cemetery in West Los Angeles.

DJ AM, 36, was found dead in his New York apartment last Friday (August 31).

Today, it was revealed that eight OxyCotin pills were found in DJ AM’s stomach, while another one was on his tongue when police found his dead body.

Tomorrow (September 3), a number of celebrities are expected to show up for a memorial service honoring DJ AM at the Hollywood Palladium.

Source: Allhiphop.com

Celebrities Tweet About Shocking News of DJ AM’s Death

Posted: Saturday – August 29, 2009

Yesterday’s sudden passing of 36-year-old Philadelphia native Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein in his Soho apartment in New York City has sparked a national response on Twitter by various celebrities.

DJ AM was found dead in his apartment yesterday (August 28), from an apparent drug overdose.

According to reports, police found prescription drugs in the kitchen in addition to a crack pipe.

DJ AM battled drug and crack addiction, but was sober for nine years, friends have stated.

He allegedly started using again after a recent breakup with his girlfriend Hayley Wood.

DJ AM was also dealing with post-traumatic stress from a deadly plane crash last September.

The Hip-Hop and R&B communities mourn the loss of AM, who started T-Pain wrote, “RIP DJ AM another talented young artist leaves too soon.”

“In shock about AM, he was really a great person. My love and prayers go out to his family and friends. RIP,” said Bad Boy singer Cassie.

“I’m F#c*ed up Behind DJ AM passing away. Such A kool down to earth Dude. Just makes me respect life that much more,” DJ Clue added.

Solange Knowles stated, “”Wowww RIP to DJ A.M — we lost a major dj in the game! I hope people don’t taint his legacy…..because there isn’t any concrete proof yet. That guy was a walking miracle.”

Socialite and reality television star Kim Kardashian wrote, “DJ AM was such a genuine person! He is in a better place, may God rest his soul.”

“RIP to DJ AM a talented, world renowned talent and man. Bless his family and friends and fam,” said NYC Power 105.1 morning show host Free.

Goldstein was a member of the rap-rock band Crazy Town, who released the 2001 chart-topper “Butterfly.”

There’s no official word of the cause of death at the present time. No foul play is suspected.


Source: Allhiphop.com

Breaking News: DJ AM Found Dead In New York

Posted: Saturday – August 29, 2009

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.com

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.

Source: Allhiphop.com

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