Kool DJ AJ, who’s real name was Aaron Gerald O’Bryant, born on the Lower East Side, he died on September 9, 2015.
He was an American hip-hop DJ.
Kool relocated to Jacksonville, Florida after he settled in the South Bronx.
The Bronx, N.Y.-bred DJ worked behind the turntables for both Busy Bee and Kurtis Blow in the early ‘80s and deejayed through the ‘90s until he retired in 2010.
AJ was also a promoter alongside fellow hip-hop legends DJ Kool Herc and Pete “DJ” Jones.
But Kool DJ AJ will most likely be remembered for his contributions with Kurtis Blow.
He was the first DJ to break Blow’s first hit song, “Christmas Rappin’” in 1979, and wrote his classic 1985 tune, “If I Ruled the World.”
He contributed to break Blow’s “Christmas Rappin’” in 1979.
Kool DJ AJ passed away on September 9, 2015.