Although details are still murky in the death of DJ EZ Rock, who died this past Sunday (April 27), his passing is a clear reminder of how this thing we love called "hip hop" all got started: with a deejay and an emcee rocking the party. In 1988, still during the nascent years of the culture, Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock was among several acclaimed MC/DJ tag-teams to help shape hip hop for both hardcore fans and the mainstream. Together, they shot to fame with "It Takes Two," and they couldn't have been more accurate. Read on for more examples of popular rap duos, turntables required.
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