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.
DJ E-Z Rock found fame with rapper Rob Base with 1988 hip-hop track It Takes Two
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.
At least one person has died in a Park Avenue apartment building collapse following an explosion, NYPD says.
Local TV stations report that 11 people suffered minor injuries in the incident in East Harlem.
Residents heard a blast in the five-storey building at 116th Street and Park Avenue before it caved in.
Residents heard a blast in the five-storey building at 116th Street and Park Avenue before it caved in (photo AP)
All train services in and out of Grand Central terminal have been halted following the incident near its tracks.
The New York fire department has elevated the incident to the highest threat level possible and dispatched 168 members from more than three dozen nearby fire stations to battle the blaze.
The local utility has been called to shut off the gas following the explosion, which damaged windows in the area, reports WABC TV.
A witness told the New York Daily News she had smelled gas “for weeks” before the explosion.
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