Breaking News Legendary Hip Hop Pioneer Heavy D Dead! #RIPHEAVYD
- November 8th, 2011
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A great legend of our
time Heavy D has left his family and fans today.
Born Dwight Arrington Myers (May 24, 1967 – November 8, 2011) in Jamaica
his family relocated to Mt. Vernon, NY when he was a young child. Better known
as Heavy D, was a Jamaican American actor, rapper, record producer,
singer and former leader of Heavy D & the Boyz, a hip hop group
which included G-Whiz (Glen Parrish), “Trouble” T. Roy (Troy Dixon),
and Eddie F (born Edward Ferrell). The group maintained a sizable audience in
the United States through most of the 1990s. He had recently ventured into
reggae music and was being described as a reggae fusion artist.
Heavy D & the Boyz were the first group signed
to Uptown Records; their debut, Living Large, was released in 1987. The
album was a commercial success, though Big Tyme was a breakthrough that
included four hits. Heavy D & the Boyz gained even more fame by singing the
theme song for the television program
In Living Color
and also MADtv, and Heavy D performed the rap on the late Michael Jackson’s hit single “Jam” as well as sister Janet Jackson’s
hit single “Alright”. Heavy D then began focusing
on his acting, appearing in the television shows A
Different World, Roc and Living Single before returning the music
charts with Nuttin’ But Love.
Heavy D was referred to in the song “Juicy”
by the Notorious B.I.G.
and in “Da Girls They Love Me” by underground rapper R.A. the Rugged Man.
He also appears as the bouncer in the music video for “One More
Chance” by Notorious B.I.G.
Heavy D recently performed at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards.
This marks his first live performance in 15 years.
Today is an undeniably unforgettable day as
hip-hop has lost a pioneer. His loss is felt, but never forgotten.
R.I.P. Heavy D
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