Artist Lineup: Rob Base
Rob Base from Harlem, New York born May 18, 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 used in Movies like The Proposal, in commercials for Yoplait Yogurt, Burger King and NFL Mobile, 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 in a town near you as they tour just about every week of the year. Ask anyone who's ever been to a Rob Base show and they'll tell you Rob Base puts on one of the best shows you'll ever see.