I am still very much unsettled by the untimely death of Dwight “Heavy D” Myers. And of course, celebrities pass away all the time and of course it’s sad. But thise one, touched a bit closer to home. I am a 80s baby and came of age during the Golden Age of hip hop. And Heavy D was only 44, which is only six years older than me. And he cold rocked a party and never, ever cursed. I will miss him and the music.
Here is a brilliant article on why Heavy D mattered to hip hop.
Here is his last interview:
Here is my favorite video by Heavy D and the Boyz featuring Mr Al. B Sure!:
And nothing could be more appropriate than this classic, done by Heavy D’s cousin, Pete Rock: