Heavy D

Heavy D, born Dwight Arrington Myers, was an American rapper, actor, and producer who was born in Jamaica and raised in Mount Vernon, New York. He was known for his smooth flow and upbeat, danceable music that blended hip-hop, R&B, and pop influences.

Heavy D started his career in music in the mid-1980s as the frontman of the group Heavy D & the Boyz. The group’s debut album, “Living Large,” was released in 1987 and featured the hit singles “Mr. Big Stuff” and “The Overweight Lover’s in the House.” The album was a commercial success and helped to establish Heavy D as a major force in hip-hop.

Over the next decade, Heavy D & the Boyz released several more albums, including “Big Tyme” (1989), which featured the hit single “Somebody for Me,” and “Peaceful Journey” (1991), which included the chart-topping single “Now That We Found Love.”

In addition to his music career, Heavy D also had a successful acting career, appearing in movies like “The Cider House Rules” and “Big Trouble” and TV shows like “Boston Public” and “Living Single.”

In the mid-1990s, Heavy D started to focus more on producing and writing for other artists, including Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson, and Jay-Z. He also continued to release solo albums, including “Waterbed Hev” (1997) and “Heavy” (1999).

Tragically, Heavy D passed away on November 8, 2011, at the age of 44, from a pulmonary embolism. His death was a shock to the music world, and he was mourned by fans and fellow artists alike.

Today, Heavy D is remembered as one of the pioneers of hip-hop, known for his smooth flow, positive energy, and danceable beats. He was a trailblazer in the industry, paving the way for future artists to blend hip-hop with R&B and pop influences, and his music continues to be celebrated by fans and artists alike.

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