Wednesday, November 9, 2011

D.R.E.S. tha BEATnik's Hip Hop History Fact 7 of 30!!!

Today's post is dedicated to an Incredible MC, Awesome Showman, Consummate Entertainer & Overall Good Person. Today we're paying respect to the Life & Times of Dwight Arrington Myers a.k.a. MC HEAVY D!!! Born in Jamaica on May 24, 1967, His Family moved to Mount Vernon, New York when He was 8 years Old

Heavy D & the Boyz were the first group signed to Uptown Records; their debut, Living Large, was released in 1987. The album was a commercial success, though Big Tyme was a breakthrough that included four hits. Bandmate & Long Time Friend Troy "Trouble T. Roy" Dixon died at age 22 in a fall on July 15, 1990, in Indianapolis. Dixon's passing led to a tribute on the follow-up platinum album, Peaceful Journey. Pete Rock & CL Smooth created a tribute to Trouble T. Roy called "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)" which is regarded as a hip-hop classic.




As a Musician, Heavy D was like no other!!!

Mr. Big Stuff




We Got Our Own Thang




Somebody For Me




Gyrlz, They Love Me




Money Earnin' Mount Vernon




Don't You Know




The Overweight Lover's In The House




Alright




Is It Good To You




Now That We Found Love




Don't Curse




Truthful




I Miss You




Who's The Man?




Jam




You Can't See What I Can See




Black Coffee




Got Me Waiting




Nuttin' But Love




Keep It Comin




Big Daddy




Candy Rain (REMIX)




Long Distance Girlfriend


Heavy D - Long Distance Girlfriend









Heavy D was & will always be regarded as one of the Best that Ever did it!!! He was an all around Friend to all in the Music Industry that He met and made a fact to never forget a Face!! There aren't many like Him in this Business and the Careers of Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, JoDeCi, Soul 4 Real, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Monifah. just to name a few can attest to that Fact!! He personified the best of what this Culture was about while offering a brief yet powerful glimpse of it's Glorious & Abundant future. I grew up as a Fan and ended up knowing Him as a Friend!! I will certainly miss Him!! His name was Dwight Arrington Myers the WORLD knew Him as MC HEAVY D!!! REST IN POWER - (May 24, 1967 – November 8, 2011). My Name is D.R.E.S. tha BEATnik a.k.a FOLLOWTHEHAT and this is My Hip Hop History Fact!! Happy Hip Hop History Month!! #KNOWYOURHISTORY #RESPECTTHECULTURE!!! #FOLLOWTHEHAT!!



2 comments:

Derek Ford said...

RIP to YOUR FAVORITE RAPPER'S FAVORITE RAPPER!! Thanks for posting Dres.

Derek Ford said...

Thanks for posting. HEAVY D WAS YOUR FAVORITE RAPPER'S FAVORITE RAPPER!