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Russell Simmons stopped by VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live” earlier today to discuss Heavy D’s influence on hip-hop. Simmons said when he and Uptown Records founder Andre Harrell first listened to “Mr. Big Stuff” they were blown away by Heavy’s vocals and melody. Simmons goes on to say “Heavy was the first R&B rapper to […]

Every stop of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch The Throne Tour has been consistent for the most part, but the late Heavy D was acknowledged at last night’s show in New York City. Instead of deviating from the set list by playing some of the hip hop legend’s music, Jay and Yay honored Hev with […]

Celebrities have taken to Twitter shocked at the sudden news of the death of Hip-Hop icon Heavy D. Heavy D, real name Dwight Arrington Meyers, passed yesterday at the age of 44. The news, like many celebrity deaths, broke on Twitter when journalist Dream Hampton let out a tweet saying that the actor/rapper may have […]

Heavy D will be remembered by many music fans for his classic songs like “Don’t Curse”, “Now That We’ve Found Love” and “Mr. Big Stuff.” But Dwight Myers was one of the first rappers to make the leap to Hollywood. The Jamaican born artist put his hometown of Mt. Vernon on the map musically but […]

Heavy D was best known as a rapper, but he had a multi-faceted career that was broader than the scope of the average hip-hop artist. 1.) Hip-Hop Exec: Heavy D was the first rapper to become president of established record label, Uptown Records. Jay-Z made headlines when he was named president of Def Jam in […]

Hip Hop legend Heavy D has died at the age of 44! TMZ reports that he was “rushed to an L.A. hospital around noon today … and was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1 PM.” The cause of death is currently unknown. Heavy D, real name Dwight Arrington Myers, recently performed on the BET […]

Heavy D is back with a more mature sound, and he likens himself to the male version of Sade. He adds that he’s bringing something for the bedroom instead of music for the clubs, and his latest release is now available on iTunes. Find out more about what Heavy D has been up to in […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)Wishard Hospital 1001 West 10th Street Indianapolis, IN 1001 West 10th StreetIndianapolis, IN When: July 15, 1990 What: While horsing around after a show, Troy “Trouble T-Roy” Dixon, one of Heavy D’s dancers, fell off a balcony and died from his injuries. T-Roy’s passing, though tragic, inspired a […]