August 31st, 2009
04:57 PM ET

Jay-Z remembers DJ AM

Jay-Z announced this morning that he will be holding a benefit concert on September 11th to raise money for the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's benefit fund.

But he took a moment after the press conference to talk to us about the passing of DJ AM. And this is how he remembered Adam Goldstein.

"It’s very tragic, especially when you survive that type of tragedy like a plane crash," he said.

"What I remember about DJ AM - and this was my memory and I’ll take this with me forever - I had met with him maybe a couple of days or maybe even the day before he flew away.  And we were talking about doing this concert together and he was going to DJ for me.  And he was like I’ve just have to make this run and I’ll be right back and the accident happened and you know I’m thinking OK we'll get up next year, whenever he gets back on his feet. But he called, 'like man don’t count me out for the concert.'  I'm like 'what?' And he came and he had a bandage on his head. It was just a small thing, but his passion and love for what he did that’s what is always going to stick with me."

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