After her performance of “Mr. Wrong” at the 2011 American Music Awards, Mary J. Blige took a moment to pay tribute to her late friend Dwight “Heavy D” Myers. Heavy D died on November 8, 2011 and was remembered by hundreds of fans and friends this past Friday at Grace Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, […]

Rapper/actor Heavy D, who was known for his free-flowing, playful hip-hop style, was remembered by family and friends — and President Obama — in a funeral service held today in New York. Last week, the 44-year-old rapper collapsed outside his Beverly Hills, Calif., condominium. He was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital, where he was […]

There was no doubt how beloved Heavy D was at his funeral service today in his hometown of Mount Vernon, NY. Hundreds packed Grace Baptist Church, and people like Jay-Z, Diddy, Will Smith, Usher, Johnny Gill, Queen Latifah, Samuel L. Jackson, John Legend, Jada Pinkett Smith and more were in attendance to pay their respects. […]

Heavy D was beloved by many and several of his famous friends paid their respect at his viewing and wake service yesterday. Celebrities were expected to wait until today to attend the private funeral, but some of them decided to send Hev on his peaceful journey along with his fans. Take a look at the […]

Dwight Myers, the rapper known as Heavy D, will be laid to rest at the historic Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, New York, today at 11am. The ceremony will be led by Senior Pastor Reverend Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, who will deliver the eulogy. Click here to view the livestream of Heavy D’s funeral […]

Heavy D’s family has released a statement concerning the death of the rap legend. The statement reads as follows: Hev had great love for his family and friends; he was a kind and giving spirit who extended and shared himself with everyone who crossed his path. He had a heart of gold, was approachable, very […]

Veteran Hip-Hop producer Pete Rock recently spoke to about the loss of his cousin Heavy D, who was instrumental in launching his career. “Heavy was our world,” said Pete, 41. “The craziest, funniest guy to be around.” Here is an excerpt of his memories of Heavy D : Hev lost two brothers and Troy […]

A private funeral will be held for rapper Heavy D on Friday November 18th at Grace Baptist church in his hometown of Mt. Vernon, NY. A public viewing will take place the day before from noon to 6pm. Dwight “Heavy D” Myers died on November 8th at the age of 44. He was pronounced dead […]

Many of Heavy D’s fans didn’t know that he is survived by a nine-year-old daughter, and even fewer knew that he found this role to be more gratifying than being an artist. While being interviewed in Washington, DC, our sister site filmed him as he explained why he had been out of the public […]

Busta Rhymes is among many celebrities extremely affected by the death of Hip Hop legend, Heavy D. He remembers his fallen friend in “You Ain’t Gotta Wait Till I’m Gone.” “You inspired me my whole life. Amazing your last tweet said, ‘Be inspired.’ You inspired this one, playboy. Rest in peace,” said Busta. Russell Simmons […]

Russell Simmons stopped by VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live” earlier today to discuss Heavy D’s influence on hip-hop. Simmons said when he and Uptown Records founder Andre Harrell first listened to “Mr. Big Stuff” they were blown away by Heavy’s vocals and melody. Simmons goes on to say “Heavy was the first R&B rapper to […]

Every stop of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch The Throne Tour has been consistent for the most part, but the late Heavy D was acknowledged at last night’s show in New York City. Instead of deviating from the set list by playing some of the hip hop legend’s music, Jay and Yay honored Hev with […]