DJ E-Z Rock has died.
More sad news this evening, folks. Not 24 hours after the passing of Chicago's DJ Rashad, veteran Harlem DJ E-Z Rock, AKA Rodney "Skip" Bryce, has passed away as well. Some of the older heads in the audience will undoubtedly recall his "It Takes Two" single with Rob Base, from their 1988 album of the same name, both having been certified Platinum.
The news broke earlier today after Base posted a Facebook status which read "RIP Skip (DJ EZ Rock) friends since 4th grade, I'm really going to miss you." Details concerning Rock's death were scarce as of press time.
Below, you can read reactions from the hip-hop community and watch the official music video for "It Takes Two."
Our sincerest condolences go out to E-Z Rock's family, friends and collaborators. May he rest in peace.
this is sad. ROB BASE just posted this on his page. Apparently DJ EZ ROCK passed away. pic.twitter.com/VDlpTRzn47— R.A. the Rugged Man (@RAtheRuggedMan) April 27, 2014
R.I.P. TO EZ ROCK FROM ROB BASE AND EZ ROCK YOU WILL TRULY BE MISSED. .— BIZ MARKIE (@BizMarkie) April 27, 2014
R.I.P Dj Ez Rock http://t.co/tg3MEAgeRc— Funk Flex !!!!! (@funkflex) April 27, 2014
RIP To my good friend and brother DJ EZ ROCK yes it is now confirmed he's dancing now with the angels (It Takes Two) Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock— DJ KING ASSASSIN (@DjKingAssassin) April 27, 2014