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DJ E-Z Rock, one half of the rap duo Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock, whose song “It Takes Two” is a classic has passed away. He was 46.

From Billboard:

 At time of writing, there was no verifiable information on the cause of his death.

DJ E-Z Rock had the biggest hit of his career alongside fellow Harlem artist Rob Base on “It Takes Two,” which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Club Songs chart in 1988 and helped its parent album (also called “It Takes Two”) to platinum certification.

The song went on to be sampled by the likes of Snoop Dogg, Gang Starr and mashup artist Girl Talk, and has appeared in video games and movie soundtracks.

Read more at Billboard

Hip-hop has lost a pioneer. Our condolences go out to DJ E-Z Rock’s friends and family.

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