DJ E-Z Rock, who found fame with rapper Rob Base with 1988 hip-hop track It Takes Two, has died aged 46.
According to Rolling Stone magazine, DJ E-Z Rock – also known as Rodney “Skip” Bryce – died on Sunday, April 27. The cause of his death has yet to be revealed.
It Takes Two enjoyed modest success on its first release but was later sampled by Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Maxsta and many others.
Rob Base paid tribute to Bryce on Twitter, calling him his “friend” and “brother”.
Rapper Biz Markie also took to the social media platform to mourn his death, saying he would “truly be missed”.
Rodney Bryce and Rob Base – real name Robert Ginyard – became friends at school and released their first single, DJ Interview, in 1986.
It Takes Two followed two years later, accompanied by a video in which E-Z Rock made a memorable dancing cameo.