Kalamazoo, MI–Unable to receive proper treatment for lymphoma because of American status, Canadian-based hip-hop pioneer Edwin Kohn (a.k.a. the Incredible Ease) succumbed to the disease (October 2).
Raised in Paterson, NJ, Kohn briefly served in the U.S. Navy, before being honorably discharged and focusing on music. Ease was an active member of the West Coast hip-hop community and a member of the late ’80s group EQ, which also featured Quaze.
Kohn’s work as the Incredible Ease and EQ inspired West Coast rappers like Moka Only, Madchild and the Battle Axe crew, among many others, thanks to tracks like “All Praises Due” and “Who Rocks?”, as well as his weekly late-night radio program, The Krispy Bisket Show, which was co-hosted alongside collaborator DJ Kilocee on CJSF 90.1 FM.
He is survived by his wife and daughter.
“All Praised Due”