My friend Francis bbm’s me from London to ask me if it’s true about Heavy. At that point I didn’t know what he was talking about, I bbm’d back “Huh? What happened?” He said, “I heard that he just passed.” I was in shock. Of course, I tried to call his phone first then I hit a few people up and got the confirmation that he had passed. I got an opportunity to start building a dope musical relationship with Hev. He has always been apart of my musical make up. The very first hip hop album I personally purchased was Heavy D and The Boyz “Big Tyme”. It had one of my favorite songs on there (We Got Our Own Thang) produced by, you guessed it, my favorite producer Teddy Riley. Andre Harrell, Teddy and Heavy are the founding fathers of the New Jack Swing and a major foundation of black culture period. See if there were no Uptown Records, we probably wouldn’t have had Heavy or Teddy Riley, then there wouldn’t be Puffy, which means there wouldn’t have been Bad Boy, which means we wouldn’t have had Biggie, The Hitmen, and so forth. So I give Heavy D. so much credit for his contribution to not only black music but our culture. And Heavy did it without cursing or demeaning his fellow man. He carried his success with class and style. Big ups to the one they call Heavy D. And a big shout out to my boy DJ Eddie F, I know he’s really feeling it. Keeping you and Hev’s family in my prayers.


One thought on “RIP HEAVY D.

  1. He was the first rapper I really enjoyed. Sure I knew rap but he was the first guy I can clearly see the art of rapping and appreciate the artist. He opened door for many others by being such a professional. He never got the “founding father” tag but certainly in my mind he opened the art to me.

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