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We Remember Heavy D  was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. 1. Heavy D was born Dwight Arrington Myers. (May 24, 1967 – November 8, 2011)

1. Heavy D was born Dwight Arrington Myers. (May 24, 1967 – November 8, 2011) Source:Getty

2. 2. Heavy D’s has one daughter named Xea Myers. she is now 15-years-old.

2. Heavy D’s has one daughter named Xea Myers. she is now 15-years-old. Source:Getty

3. 3. Heavy D starred in 24 movies/shows such as “Life” and “Tower Heist.”

3. Heavy D starred in 24 movies/shows such as “Life” and “Tower Heist.” Source:Getty

4. 4. Heavy D was a huge proponent of not swearing in songs.

4. Heavy D was a huge proponent of not swearing in songs. Source:Getty

5. 5. Heavy D initially came into the Hip-Hop game as a member of the group, “Heavy D & The Boyz.”

5. Heavy D initially came into the Hip-Hop game as a member of the group, “Heavy D & The Boyz.” Source:Getty

6. 6. Heavy D’s first album “Living Large” dropped in 1987.

6. Heavy D’s first album “Living Large” dropped in 1987. Source:Getty

7. 7. Heavy D has 7 albums: Living Large, Big Tyme, Peaceful Journey, Blue Funk, Nuttin’ But Love, Waterbed Hev, and Heavy.

7. Heavy D has 7 albums: Living Large, Big Tyme, Peaceful Journey, Blue Funk, Nuttin’ But Love, Waterbed Hev, and Heavy. Source:Getty

8. 8. Heavy D & The Boyz did the theme song for the popular 90s show In Living Color.

8. Heavy D & The Boyz did the theme song for the popular 90s show In Living Color. Source:Getty

9. 9. Heavy D was born in Jamaica in 1967 to a nurse and a machine technician.

9. Heavy D was born in Jamaica in 1967 to a nurse and a machine technician. Source:Getty

10. 10. Heavy D became the first signed artist under Andre Harrell’s label, Uptown Records.

10. Heavy D became the first signed artist under Andre Harrell’s label, Uptown Records. Source:Getty

11. 11. Heavy D is the first rapper to become a president of a record label: Uptown Records.

11. Heavy D is the first rapper to become a president of a record label: Uptown Records. Source:Getty

12. 12. Heavy D was responsible for launching the careers of Soul 4 Real, Monifah, and DJ Pete Rock.

12. Heavy D was responsible for launching the careers of Soul 4 Real, Monifah, and DJ Pete Rock. Source:Getty

13. 13. Heavy D’s first movie role was in the film “Be Cool.”

13. Heavy D’s first movie role was in the film “Be Cool.” Source:Getty

14. 14. Heavy D’s hometown is Mount Vernon in New York City.

14. Heavy D’s hometown is Mount Vernon in New York City. Source:Getty

15. 15. Heavy D starred in a 1990 Sprite commercial, the first rapper ever.

15. Heavy D starred in a 1990 Sprite commercial, the first rapper ever. Source:Getty
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