Back in the late 80’s if you were a fan of Hip-Hop and rap music all you needed was a beat coming from a boom box radio, a cardboard box and an audience. No one could escape the sounds of DJ EZ Rock and Rob Base. Sadly we lost DJ EZ Rock he died on Sunday April 27 and the cause of death has yet to be released to the public.
The two longtime friends have known each other since the fourth grade. They put together one of the most iconic hip-hop dance songs ever “It Takes Two”. The song was a mix of multiple sampling from the James Brown and Lyn Collins song “Think about it”.
The song has been sampled and used in various forms of music from artist like Ciara, Lil Romeo, DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince, Snoop Dogg, and Chris Brown. The song “It Takes Two” is a certified multi-platinum single and reached #3 on The Hot Dance Music charts and Rolling Stone magazine named it the 50 Greatest Hip Hop song of all time.
Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook were over taken by the hip-hop community with posting of condolences, MTV shared a few from various artists.
DJ EZ Rock was only 46 year old, his music and his contribution to the hip-hip community will be greatly missed.