Thursday, November 17, 2011

Heavy D May 24. 1967-November 8, 2011

The world has lost a talented rapper, songwriter, record producer and actor. Dwight Arrington Myers better known as Heavy D passed away on Tuesday November 8, 2011 he collapsed after returning home from shopping. The coroner’s report ruled his death was inconclusive. Heavy D was born in Mandeville Jamaica, but was raised in Mount Vernon, New York. I was saddened to hear of Heavy D’s passing. I remember when Heavy D & the Boyz came on to the music scene in the 80’s. The songs “Overweight Lover In The House”, “Girls They Love Me” were the songs that put heavy men on the map. Heavy D was not only a rapper he was also a songwriter, he wrote the theme song for the television show “In Living Color” and “Madtv. Heavy D also rapped on Michael and Janet Jacksons singles “Jam” and “Alright”. Heavy D was also a producer and has worked with and helped develop Mary J Blige he also helped Sean “Diddy” Combs. Heavy D even collaborated with Blues legend B.B. King on his “Wild Deuces” album rapping on the song “Keep It Coming”. I like Heavy D’s songs “Nuttin But Love”, and “Now That We Found Love” are still favorites of mine. I watched Heavy D performance on the 2011 BET Hip Hop Music Awards in October; I never imagine that it would be his last performance. Heavy D looked health he was singing, dancing and had the crowd on their feet. R.I.P. Heavy D you will be missed.