When you think of Hip-Hop music and those who brought it to the forefront, so many different names come to mind.
Run DMC: The Hip-Hop trio responsible for making the combination of kangol hats and shell toe adidas a lasting trend through the 80’s and 90’s.
Slick Rick: The UK native that perfected the art of storytelling and telling us how much teenage love can hurt.
Doug E. Fresh: The king of beat boxing.
The list could go on for days of the greats that have paved the way for Hip-Hop music.
As there were many that brought their own style and creativity to the genre, one artist in particular was not only a true emcee but he was no stranger to the dance floor either.
Dwight “Heavy D” Myers first stepped onto the music scene in the mid 80’s as the lead member of the group Heavy D and the Boyz. The group was a successful unit, drawing the attention of Hip-Hop heads all over the country. They were most known for hit singles “Nuttin’ But Love”, “Now That We Found Love” and “Black Coffee”.
Heavy D continued with his music, launching a solo career and he dabbled in acting, making appearances on “Living Single”, “Roc” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”.
The talent that he had poured out from all directions. And let’s not forget the fact that Hev moved like no other as his dance skills were impressive for a man of his size.
As we continuously recognized him for his contributions to the world of music, his life sadly came to an end on Tuesday in Beverly Hills, California. It was reported that the rapper collapsed outside of his condo after having difficulty breathing. Gaining consciousness before heading to Cedar Sinai Medical Center, he later died at the hospital. Heavy D was 44 years old.
“The Overweight Lover” will always be remembered for his music, “big boy” swag and dance moves.
We got nuttin’ but love for you Heavy D…Thank you for leaving your footprint in the game.
Heavy D. and The Boyz “Nuttin’ But Love”: