I’ve been in radio for over 20 years, but it doesn’t seem that long. Funny, I started with my own Hip-Hop/R&B show that aired on a Country station back in 1991. A lot of the music you hear on 103.7 The Beat, I played when it was brand new….that’s how old I am.
I'm married to my wife, Julie and together we have three sons Michael, Christian and Hayden. In my free time I’m always traveling with my family to the beach, the mountains and my wife and I visit
I have been extremely lucky, in radio. Born and raised in
Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock got together back in 1985 and put together a song called DJ Interview, the song did well in the underground hip-hop arena. Later in 1987 the two signed with Profile Records. Taking a sample from Lyn Collins’ Think (About It) Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock produced It Takes Two. The song started off slow on the East Coast, mostly in
The success of MC Hammer & Vanilla Ice helped them get radio play and the music video was all over Yo' MTV Raps. The video was great, it was just about having a good time, and it included cameos by Biz Markie and DJ Red Alert.
In 1988, Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock put out It Takes Two the album. Joy & Pain was the next single, though they did release, Get On The Dance Floor to record pools and clubs. On a side note Get On The Dance Floor topped the U.S. Dance chart with almost no radio play. Joy & Pain hit number 9 on the Dance chart and reached 5 on the
In 1989 Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock broke up. Rob Base went on to release The Incredible Base as a solo project. Turn It Out (Go Base)was his first single. It received very little radio play and don't even remember seeing the music video, until putting together this blog. I actually like the tape alot. Other tracks that stood out to me were Get Up & Have A Good Time and Outstanding. I thought the album itself was a good follow up to their debut. The Incredible Base did end up going Gold selling over 500,000 copies and reaching number 20 on the R&B chart, but only number 50 on Billboards Hot 100.
In 1994 Rob Base & DJ EZ-Rock reunied for the release of their album, Break Of Dawn. They put out the title track, but both the song and video did not do well. The song isn't that bad at all, alittle different for them though. The single, Break Of Dawn had a more laid back sound with a sample of the Isley Brothers Between The Sheets. But this was 1994 and G-Funk Era was in full swing with Dr. Dre, Warren G and Snoop Doggy Dogg, but that's another blog.