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There’s no way that we can say that we’ll be disappointed by the upcoming Janet Jackson tribute on the BET Awards this Sunday because it didn’t…

When rapper Heavy D passed away in 2011 from a pulmonary embolism, the public saw his family rally together and settle his affairs. It seems…

This Black History Month, The Urban Daily looks back at a variety of memorable African-American moments from 2000 to 2012. Spanning the worlds of entertainment,…

Dwight Errington Meyers had a way with words whether he was rhyming or not. “God gave me a gift to put people at ease,” said…

Late rapper Heavy D is the subject an hour-long documentary that is set to air this Sunday. The doc, Be Inspired : The Life of Heavy D features interviews from names like Mary J. Blige to Will Smith as they rememeber their experiences with Heavy D. Queen Latifah, Brett Ratner, MC Lyte, and several other […]

Heavy D died from a pulmonary embolism caused by deep leg vein thrombosis, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. TMZ is reporting that a pulmonary embolism — which is a blockage of one or more arteries in the lungs, most often caused by blood clots which travel from other parts of the body […]

This year TheUrbandaily.com celebrated the style and influence of Black men with our first annual G-List. During our on site festivities at Frank’s Chop Shop…

African-Americans frequently look towards race and economic factors as our biggest challenges, but there are self-inflicted problems that are literally killing us. The recent and untimely deaths of Heavy D and Patrice O’Neal has made the health issues that arise from being overweight very hard to ignore. According to HuffPost, obesity is a “full-blown crisis […]

At the 2011 Soul Train Music Awards in Atlanta, many friends and peers of the late Heavy D paid tribute to the fallen rapper and actor who died on November 8th. Doug E. Fresh, Naughty by Nature, Goodie Mob, Bid Daddy Kane, Whodini, and Kurtis Blow paid respects to the late “Overweight Lover.” Mary J. […]

After her performance of “Mr. Wrong” at the 2011 American Music Awards, Mary J. Blige took a moment to pay tribute to her late friend Dwight “Heavy D” Myers. Heavy D died on November 8, 2011 and was remembered by hundreds of fans and friends this past Friday at Grace Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, […]

Rapper/actor Heavy D, who was known for his free-flowing, playful hip-hop style, was remembered by family and friends — and President Obama — in a funeral service held today in New York. Last week, the 44-year-old rapper collapsed outside his Beverly Hills, Calif., condominium. He was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital, where he was […]

There was no doubt how beloved Heavy D was at his funeral service today in his hometown of Mount Vernon, NY. Hundreds packed Grace Baptist Church, and people like Jay-Z, Diddy, Will Smith, Usher, Johnny Gill, Queen Latifah, Samuel L. Jackson, John Legend, Jada Pinkett Smith and more were in attendance to pay their respects. […]