Entertainment

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Heavy D

238

via Newsone:

Heavy D passed away on November 11th of 2011 in Los Angeles. Family, friends and fans were left heartbroken over the loss of one of its crown jewels. Heavy D, who’s real name is, Dwight Arrington Myers, was rushed to an L.A. hospital after collapsing outside of his Beverly Hills home and later died.

Even though this hip-hop legend isn’t around anymore, his memory and music will live forever. Here’s a list of 10 facts you didn’t know about Heavy D.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2fS9XtWemY

 

1) Jamaican Man

While many know that Heavy D was a Mount Vernon resident, he was actually born in Jamaica in 1967 to a nurse and a machine technician.

2) The Big Screen

Heavy D was known for being a big fellow, but many forget that he made several appearances on the big screen. He’s been in 24 movies including “Tower Heist,” with Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller  and many more.

3) Jack Of All Trades

Heavy D initially came into the hip-hop game as a member of the group, “Heavy D & The Boyz.” He was producing for the group while rapping at the same time. He later moved into acting and built a successful career out of it.

4) Seven Albums

Heavy D’s first album “Living Large” dropped in 1987. Since then, he’s done six more studio albums which was supposed to end with “Love Opus” sometime this year. Here are the rest of his albums and their release dates — “Big Tyme” (1989), “Peaceful Journey” (1991), “Blue Funk” (1993), “Nuttin’ But Love” (1994), “Waterbed Hev” (1997), and “Heavy” (1999).

5) Uptown Records

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

6) Quench Your Thirst!

Many hip-hop fans know that Drake did a Sprite commercial years ago, but many don’t know that Heavy D actually starred in a Sprite commercial back in 1990 rocking a bright yellow and green ensemble.

7) Theme Song

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

8) Jay-Z Who?

Many say that Jay-Z was the first rapper to become a president of a record label with Def Jam, but Heavy D has dibs on that claim before anyone. He became the president of Uptown Records in 1996.

9) First Movie Role

Heavy D became one of the first rappers turned actors in 1990 when he appeared in the movie “Be Cool.”

10) Last Performance

Heavy D performed at BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta on October 11, 2011 and it was his first and last performance in 15 years.

We love you Heavy D, continue to rest in peace.

We Remember Heavy D

Leave a comment

Related Articles

Davido files suit for joint custody of daughter, Imade, citing unfettered access

The custody battle between award-winning singer David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido,...

Why I converted from Islam to Christianity – Fuji maestro Adewale Ayuba

Ace Fuji singer, Adewale Ayuba, has shared his journey of converting to...

Drama as ex-Mercy Aigbe’s hubby, Gentry, accuses her of keeping their son, Juwon away from him

Lanre Gentry, the ex-husband of Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe, has sparked controversy...

At Funnybone Live: Olamide refuses to comment on Asake’s exit from YBNL

Amidst rising tension in the YBNL Nation following the unexpected exit of...

Patience Ozokwor plans big for 45th anniversary in the movie industry

Veteran actress Patience Ozokwo is planning big for her 45th anniversary in...

Being rich is not the birthright of men alone – Linda Ikeji

Celebrity blogger and filmmaker Linda Ikeji has said getting rich is not...

Yvonne Jegede to Nedu: You are a small-minded man

In a heated exchange, Nollywood actress Yvonne Jegede has hit at media...

Davido confirms June wedding date

Nigerian Afrobeats superstar David Adeleke, widely known as Davido, has officially announced...

WCQ: We’ll fight hard to qualify for World Cup, Super Eagles assure Nigerians

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have pledged to fight hard till the...

Mr. Ibu: Family plans befitting burial for late actor, denies soliciting funds

The family of the late Nollywood actor John Okafor, popularly known as...

Seeing my dad, an addicted smoker, cough, discourages me from smoking – Korede Bello

Former Mavin Records star, Korede Bello, has opened up about his personal...

Hanks Anuku refutes insanity rumours, says I’m not a madman, not on drugs

Veteran Nollywood actor Hanks Anuku has addressed the viral videos that falsely...

Ali Baba bemoans government’s lack of support for creative industry

Renowned comedian Ali Baba has criticized the Federal Government for what he...

Very Dark Man released on bail, next hearing fixed for December 16

Controversial social media activist, Very Dark Man, has been released on bail,...

Woman takes her own life after sharing story of how she slept with dogs

Nike, a Nigerian woman, tragically committed suicide after sharing on a podcast...

Exclusive: Harrysong may be detained by police on Monday over alleged defamation

The Lagos Police may detain Nigerian music star Harrysong on Monday for...

Falz presents ‘Before the Feast’ EP to fans

Nigerian celebrated rapper Falz, often referred to as “The Entertainer With a...

Trouble brews in YBNL as Asake deletes Instagram photos, unfollows Olamide, others

As trouble brews within the ranks of the Yahoo Boy No Laptop...

Mohbad: New twist emerges as autopsy reveals drug reaction as possible cause of singer’s death

In what looks like another twist to the circumstances surrounding the death...

Harrysong’s estranged wife, Alexer, turns a new page, embraces Nollywood

After suffering a marriage breakup, Alexer Pere, the estranged wife of music...