Condolences to the friends and family of DJ E-Z Rock, who reportedly passed away on Sunday, April 27. The news arrived after the DJ’s longtime music partner, Rob Base, updated his social networks with messages – “R.I.P Skip (DJ E-Z Rock) my friend. My brother.” on his Instagram – indicating E-Z Rock’s passing. He later confirmed the news to Rolling Stone.
Born Rodney Bryce, DJ E-Z Rock was 46 years old. While details are scarce, it’s would be impossible to live within the Hip-Hop community without having heard the duo’s two biggest songs: “It Takes Two,” which was released in 1988 and went platinum, and “Joy & Pain.” Harlem duo also saw their debut album, It Takes Two, sell platinum as well.