News: Rick Ross Remembers DJ AM, "These Situations Come & Go So Fast"
Thursday, Sep 3, 2009 11:50AM
Rick Ross weighed in the unexpected death of Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein and shared one of his memories of the late deejay.
Ross said he also has a relationship with Travis Barker, who survived a plane crash with AM last September.
"Sometimes, you gotta just look in the mirror and reflect and take control of yourself first and foremost," Ross said in an interview. "A lot of time, we're quick to speak on other's situations and what's going on. But we gotta reflect and grasp what's happening. When I hear situations like DJ AM, its very unfortunate. I'm one of the dudes that's cool with Travis Barker. They went through their situation [with the South Carolina plane crash]. I talked to Travis a short time after that. When AM made his recovery, it was at a club in L.A. I came out, kicked it, bought some T-shirts, rocked the mic. A lot of times, I just really reflect, man. These situations come and go so fast, you gotta sit back and reflect. I try to cherish the moments we have." (MTV)
Other hip-hop artists including DJ Kid Capri have also reflected on AM's passing.
"r.i.p. my brother dj am, i have footage with my g on you tube at club l.a.x.," Capri wrote last week. "he was a good man, may the angels fly upon you great one," Capri wrote. "my prayers to his family." (Kid Capri's Twitter)
The Roots' Questlove initially shared his confused reaction and overall shock of the deejay's death.
"AM???!!!! WTF!!!!!!!," he wrote. "It's one thing to lose a teacher I never met. But it's some other sh*t to lose a teacher I knew." (Questlove's Twitter)
DJ AM's memorial will take place this evening (September 3) in California.
A celebratory memorial will be held for Goldstein Thursday night at the Hollywood Palladium, which last October was the site of DJ AM's first performance following the plane crash that he and Travis Barker survived. "The format of the evening will be in the style of an open 12-step meeting. Adam's friends both from his life in recovery, as well as those from other areas of his life are welcome. We ask only that everyone adhere to the tradition of anonymity and let what they hear there, and who they see there, stay there." (E! Online)
Check out Slaughterhouse's moment of silence for DJ AM below: