I’m sorry to report, ½ of the legendary Hip Hop duo Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock has died suddenly.  A rep for Rob Base has confirmed with Rolling Stone, 46-year DJ EZ Rock died Sunday. 

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At this time no cause of death has been revealed.  On this, of course I will keep you posted as further details are available.

In happier times Rock, whose real is was Rodney Bryce, and his lifelong friend and partner Rob Base, rose to stardom with their 1988 monster hit “It Takes Two.”  To this day, the joint produced by new jack swing legend Teddy Riley, still gets the party started.

By the way, ‘It Takes Two’ samples Lyn Collin’s 1972 “Think (About It),” which believe it or not was produced by James Brown. The follow-up singles, ‘Joy and Pain’ (a Maze sample) and ‘Get on the Dance Floor’ (a Jackson 5 sample) helped the Harlem duo’s debut album ‘I Takes Two’ achieved seven-times platinum status.

Upon hearing the tragic news of DJ EZ Rock sudden death, rappers and DJs alike went on Twitter to express their condolences.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Chi-Town footwork and juke pioneer, DJ Rashad Harden passed away Saturday afternoon.   According to Chicago Sun-Times, the 35-years old died of suspected drug overdose.

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This morning (April 28th) a mist the growing controversy over the racist comments made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, a certain NBA legend is looking to buy his team.

According to Yahoo Sports writer Adrian Wojnarowski, Magic Johnson and Mark Walter of the Guggenheim Partners, have expressed interest in purchasing the team.  This news comes of the foot heals of the recent scandal involving Sterling’s alleged racist comments with his girlfriend V. Stiviano.  In case you haven't heard the taped comments Sterling made, here they are via TMZ:

If anybody has the money, Magic Johnson does.  By the way, Magic Johnson and Mark Walter are both part owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Forbes valued The Clippers at $575 million as of January 2014

A league source reportedly “intimately involved in the buying and selling of franchises” informed Wojnarowski that this aggressive acquisition “is 100 percent Magic’s plan,” Magic Johnson insisted that Sterling should sell the team on ESPN’s NBA Countdown yesterday (April 27th).  Here's Magic in his own words:

The players themselves, staged a silent protest to show how there're feeling about Sterling's comments.  Here is what they did:


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