"DJ A.M., born Adam Goldstein, was born in Philly in 1973. As a child he attended public school at Greenfield Elementary, but that was only after he had gotten kicked out of private school in first grade for throwing a rock at a car. In second grade was when he tasted his first dose of hip-hop. AM said, "I was a minority and that's really the only music there was. I loved to beat box. That saved my ass more then once from getting beat up. Some brothas would run up to jack me, and I would bust a beat box for them and next thing I knew, it was a freestyle session for an hour. My lips would be blue but my face not BLACK and blue." He didn't stay little for long, he earned his place among them after he showed off a beat a friend had taught him.
You're probably wondering, 'Where did DJ A.M. get his start?'. 'I got my FIRST actual job DJ-ing an After Hours in LA for $40 a night. It was an illegal club that sold liquor and cocaine. I had a good time there. Well, there some promoter gave me a job at "The Dragonfly", a real night club in Hollywood, and the rest is history.'
DJ A.M. has said he considers himself out going. If he were stranded on a desert island with only five albums, his choices would be, "BDP-By All Means Necessary, System of a Down-System of Down, Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Bob Marley - Legend, Gangstarr - Full Clip (Greatest Hits), and Michael Jackson-Thriller." When asked, 'When you're onstage, how do you feel? What goes on inside your head?' DJ A.M. said, "Shit, I hope I don't fuck up... If I do good and people scream, I get the most pleasing sensation that rolls up my spine and tingles my soul." He also said, in the film of his life he would chose Corey Haim to portray him, and when asked what four people dead or alive, he would invite to a dinner party, he said his father, Biggie, Serrj Tankain of System of a Down, and Laetitia Casta (for dessert)."