29 April 2014

Pioneer Series: DJ EZ Rock

Hip hop has lost a legend, a legend in DJ E-Z Rock (posing on the right side of the main pic), born Rodney Bryce, one half of the famous duo responsible for “It Takes Two.” The song, a verifiable hit from 1988, has been sampled numerous times and shot the two to superstardom. Although E-Z Rock was stymied from producing in the industry due to clearance issues with the title track, he eventually reunited with Rob Base on an album in 1994. That album, Break of Dawn, didn’t do well commercially, but it didn’t matter: Bryce was already a platinum selling producer.

Bryce passed on reportedly on the 27th of April at the age of 46. His untimely death has not yet been given a conclusive ruling. BITM will keep you updated as details emerge. This truly is a loss to the hip hop community as one of our pioneers has passed on too soon. Our thoughts go out to DJ E-Z Rock’s family and friends. May be rest in power.

Enjoy the history lesson and pay your respects in the comments below.

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