Rob Base Talks Old-School Party Rap and the Passing of DJ E-Z Rock

Rob Base is a hip-hop pioneer whose hits with the late DJ E-Z Rock have sold so far out of this world that even aliens in outer space know that "it Takes 2 to make a thing go right."

He went from winning rap battles at nightclubs in the Bronx to passing out flyers on the streets of Harlem to signing with one of the most important early labels to launching through the stratosphere.

Today, Rob Base is still touring on the strength of all that hard work. And on June 13, he hits the stage at Magic City Casino alongside Debbie Deb and Lisette Melendez. Here's what he had to say about sampling records, crowd control, and "Joy and Pain."

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