Heavy D, Dead At 44

Hip Hop artist Heavy D, best remembered for leading the 1980-90s hip-hop group Heavy D and the Boyz died Tuesday afternoon after being rushed to an LA hospitial. He was 44.

Dwight Arrington Myers or simply Heavy D, was born in Jamaica  and moved to New York as a child. He became hugely popular  with his version of  “Now That We Found Love” in 1991, the song sampled heavily from a version originally done by reggae band Third World, but still proved to be a party hit.

Heavy D, was one of those rappers who did not have to swear or be vulgar to prove his prowess on the mic. He was playful with words and his fast raps were laced with tongue twisters and funny rhymes. He was a great live performer and for his size he sure could move.

His last album was an all reggae album called Vibes which surprisingly got Grammy Nomination for Best Reggae Album in 2008, this just shows the diversity he had as a musician .

Police are investigating his death but it is speculated that he died of natural causes. Rest In Peace Heavy D, you made those 90s house parties rock.

The Late Heavy D.

 

Source: Rolling Stone