Pictures of rap pioneer, Heavy D.

When Heavy D passed away at the young age of 44, he was in the midst of writing the concept for a police thriller entitled “Crossed.” The drama was supposed to center around the struggle of a police officer who crosses moral and legal lines to try and arrest a drug kingpin. But due to the […]

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One of the young listeners, Ya’nee Williams called in and requested Heavy D! She took me back and reminded how much I miss him. I decided that I would make “Big Daddy” from the overweight lover one of my old school videos of the week. RIP Heavy.

Old school rapper Heavy D left behind a pretty large tax debt when he died late last year. Reportedly, Heavy D planned to make a huge comeback before his death but a lot of the money he would have earned would’ve ended up in the hands of the California state government. Records indicate that Heavy […]

Late rap pioneer Heavy D’s life will be chronicled in a documentary airing Sunday on Centric TV. “Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy D” will feature interviews with the Jamaican-born rapper’s family and artists including Will Smith, Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah, according to Centric TV, the 24-hour channel that is part of the […]

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Even though Kelly Price & Friends Unplugged – “For the Love of R&B” was intended to celebrate the success of the genre and the artists who perform it because they love it so much, all it took was one just heavy hitter like Los Angeles-native Yo-Yo to hit the stage and bring the heat like […]

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Hip-hop legend Heavy D died from a blood clot in his leg that traveled to his lungs after a long flight from Europe, officials said Tuesday. SEE ALSO: Take That! Walmart Shopper Punches Greeter For Checking Her Receipt

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 […]

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With heavy hearts, they mourned the loss of Heavy D. Diddy, Russell Simmons, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith were among the celebrity mourners who gathered in the rapper’s hometown of Mt. Vernon, N.Y. Friday, to bid goodbye to Heavy and celebrate his extraordinary life, which was unexpectedly cut short […]

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Rapper 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. See Also: The Cultural Epicenter Of Black America, Harlem: Sights And […]