On April 27, 2014, the legendary DJ E-Z Rock died:
“According to a Facebook post from longtime partner MC Rob Base, DJ E-Z Rock died on Sunday April 27, 2014. While no official cause of death was revealed at that time, On April 27, 2014 Biz Markie announced on Twitter that DJ E-Z Rock had died after suffering from a diabetic seizure.
DJ E-Z Rock (born Rodney Bryce) was best known for his dancefloor destroying 1988 hit “It Takes Two,” with Base, who he’d known since fourth grade. The hyped hit, which was produced by new jack swing legend Teddy Riley, featured a sample of Lyn Collin’s 1972 James Brown-produced song “Think (About It).”