Rob Base from Harlem New York, first began performing with various group; Sure Shot Seven, Cosmic 3 MC’s, Freedom Force and Disco Enforcers. He and partner DJ EZ Rock, (whom he has known since the 4th grade) would eventually separate from the groups to form Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock. Their first single “DJ Interview” came out on Mike and Dave’s label Star Maker’s Records in 1986. World to World Records would produce their second single “Make it hot” in 1987. Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock’s music began to gained momentum and they would receive a distribution deal with Profile Records by 1988.
In 1988, Profile records released Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock’s debut album It Takes Two. It’s title track became a massive single, and it (single) and the album were certified platinum by the RIAA on June 12, 1989 and December 28, 1989, respectively. The single, gained Single of the Year honors from both Spin Magazine and The Village Voice. Additional singles Get on the Dance Floor and Joy and Pain continued to help push the album to multi-platinum status. In 1989, Rob Base dropped a solo release called “The Incredible Base” which included a networking of hits; Turn it out (Go Base) and Get up and have a good time.
In the last 25+ years, Rob Base is continuing to make his mark in the Hip Hop and Freestyle worlds. Rob has had the opportunities to make countless television appearances on shows like The Monique Show, The Queen Latifah Show, Good Day NY and the sitcom The Game. The Song It Takes Two has been featured in Movies like The Proposal and The Sisters and in commercials for Yoplait Yogurt, Burger King and NFL Mobile and Target, and can heard at almost every major sporting events. Rob Base has also added Celebrity DJ to his resume, as he was the guest DJ at the MSNBC White House Correspondence Dinner in 2014.
You can catch Rob Base currently on the I Love The 90’s Tour with the likes of Salt N Pepa and Vanilla Ice.