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Reply #90 posted 11/08/11 4:32pm

SPYZFAN1

Truly sad news. I just saw him recently on a episode of "Law & Order" too. Way too young to pass.

R.I.P.

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Reply #91 posted 11/08/11 4:32pm

Shaolin325

My heart is broken over this. Rest In Peace Hev rose

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Reply #92 posted 11/08/11 4:32pm

HatrinaHaterwi
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TonyVanDam said:

sad rose

fit

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #93 posted 11/08/11 4:33pm

Timmy84

SPYZFAN1 said:

Truly sad news. I just saw him recently on a episode of "Law & Order" too. Way too young to pass.

R.I.P.

He was on "Bones" not too long ago playing the bartender. From what I read, definitely one of the hardest-working entertainers doing it. RIP

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Reply #94 posted 11/08/11 4:37pm

SPYZFAN1

That's right...He was on "Bones" too. He we was making his mark on the screen too.

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Reply #95 posted 11/08/11 4:41pm

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Hev's verse here still hits home. Still the pinnacle of hip-hop in my eyes…

Aiyo, here's the situation: idiocy

Nonsense, violence, not a good policy

Therefore, we must ignore fightin' and fussin'

Hev is at the door so there'll be no bum-rushin'

Let's get together 'cause we're falling apart

I heard a brother shot another, it broke my heart

I don't understand the difficulty, people

Love your brother, treat him as an equal

They call us animals

I don't agree with them

I'll prove 'em wrong

But right is what you're provin' 'em

Take heed before I lead to what I'm sayin'

Or we'll all be on our knees, prayin'

"Whitney was purely and simply one of a kind." ~ Clive Davis
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Reply #96 posted 11/08/11 4:42pm

Timmy84

AlexdeParis said:

Hev's verse here still hits home. Still the pinnacle of hip-hop in my eyes…

Aiyo, here's the situation: idiocy

Nonsense, violence, not a good policy

Therefore, we must ignore fightin' and fussin'

Hev is at the door so there'll be no bum-rushin'

Let's get together 'cause we're falling apart

I heard a brother shot another, it broke my heart

I don't understand the difficulty, people

Love your brother, treat him as an equal

They call us animals

I don't agree with them

I'll prove 'em wrong

But right is what you're provin' 'em

Take heed before I lead to what I'm sayin'

Or we'll all be on our knees, prayin'

That whole song was epic but I love his verse as well!

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Reply #97 posted 11/08/11 4:42pm

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^ that was a damn good rap song that went in one ear and out the other when it came to so many inner city YOUTH!

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
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Reply #98 posted 11/08/11 4:43pm

Timmy84

HotGritz said:

^ that was a damn good rap song that went in one ear and out the other when it came to so many inner city YOUTH!

TELL ME ABOUT IT!!!

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Reply #99 posted 11/08/11 4:43pm

diamondpearl1

eek This can't be....he was just at the BET Awards 2 months ago.....

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Reply #100 posted 11/08/11 4:45pm

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Timmy84 said:

AlexdeParis said:

Hev's verse here still hits home. Still the pinnacle of hip-hop in my eyes…

Aiyo, here's the situation: idiocy

Nonsense, violence, not a good policy

Therefore, we must ignore fightin' and fussin'

Hev is at the door so there'll be no bum-rushin'

Let's get together 'cause we're falling apart

I heard a brother shot another, it broke my heart

I don't understand the difficulty, people

Love your brother, treat him as an equal

They call us animals

I don't agree with them

I'll prove 'em wrong

But right is what you're provin' 'em

Take heed before I lead to what I'm sayin'

Or we'll all be on our knees, prayin'

That whole song was epic but I love his verse as well!

I loved it. sad So sad...too damned young.

"Let love be your perfect weapon..." ~~Andy Biersack
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Reply #101 posted 11/08/11 4:46pm

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Dang I just heard within the hour. Sad to hear about Heavy D. I get the impression that he was an overall good person. Loved alot of his songs even though I don't have any tape or cds. RIP! sad

"Funkyslsistah… you ain't funky at all, you just a little ol' prude"!
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Reply #102 posted 11/08/11 4:46pm

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eek What the hell happened?!! I just saw him in an interview on cable last week (I don't know how old the interview was) and he seemed to be doing well with weight loss and living healthier! The man was younger than me. I so sorry to hear this. RIP Heavy D. sad

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Reply #103 posted 11/08/11 4:50pm

scriptgirl

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Didn't he discover The Good Girls?
"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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Reply #104 posted 11/08/11 4:50pm

Paris9748430

Timmy84 said:

Let it be known, without Heavy D., there wouldn't have been an Uptown and hip-hop and R&B wouldn't have meshed together in the early years had it not been for him, Teddy Riley and the rest. True hip-hop pioneer. He inadvertently helped to create hip-hop soul too. After Mary, he produced Monifah's entire first two albums, especially the first one, which had his genius on it.

He also gave Puff the idea to market Biggie as a heartthrob.

JERKIN' EVERYTHING IN SIGHT!!!!!
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Reply #105 posted 11/08/11 4:50pm

Timmy84

Rap legend Heavy D dies at 44

By DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer – 1 hour ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Heavy D, the self-proclaimed "overweight lover" of hip-hop who became one of rap's top hit-makers with wit, humor and a positive vibe, has died. He was 44. Andrew Weitz of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment confirmed the rapper's death in Los Angeles in an email Tuesday, without giving a cause of death or saying where he died. Weitz declined to provide further details on Heavy D's death.

Dwight Arrington Myers, the rapper known as Heavy D of Heavy D and the Boyz, and his crew released their debut album "Living Large" in 1987. Their hits included "Now That We Found Love," ''Who's the Man" and "Somebody For Me."

The New York-born rapper was one of the genre's most integral stars in the last 1980s and early 1990s, as it relied on new voices and star power to fuel its phenomenal growth in the mainstream.

The deep-voiced rapper's earliest hit, "The Overweight Lover's in the House," played up his hefty frame. But while that nickname would stick, his weight did not become part of his shtick, like the Fat Boys. What drew people to his music was his singular style, which celebrated an easygoing, party vibe — sometimes humorous, sometimes inspiring and almost always positive.

In the mid-1990s, Heavy D became president of Uptown Records, the label that released most of his albums and was also the home to acts like Mary J. Blige and Jodeci. He also created the theme songs for sketch comedy shows "In Living Color" and "MADtv" and acted on the TV shows "Boston Public" and "The Tracy Morgan Show," as well as in the films "Life" and "Step Up.

Combined with the fusion of the "New Jack Swing" musical style, Heavy D was a constant presence on the charts, and also a go-to figure for several performers. He collaborated with such artists as Michael Jackson on the 1991 single "Jam" and the 1997 duet "Keep It Coming" with B.B. King.

His latest album, "Love Opus," was released in September, and he performed a medley of his past hits at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards last month.

He also had a cameo appearance in the new movie "Tower Heist," starring Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller.

AP Music Writer Nekesa Mumbi Moody continued to this report.

Copyright © 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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Reply #106 posted 11/08/11 4:51pm

Timmy84

Paris9748430 said:

Timmy84 said:

Let it be known, without Heavy D., there wouldn't have been an Uptown and hip-hop and R&B wouldn't have meshed together in the early years had it not been for him, Teddy Riley and the rest. True hip-hop pioneer. He inadvertently helped to create hip-hop soul too. After Mary, he produced Monifah's entire first two albums, especially the first one, which had his genius on it.

He also gave Puff the idea to market Biggie as a heartthrob.

SURE DID!

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Reply #107 posted 11/08/11 4:52pm

missfee

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disbelief The grim reaper is just paying everyone a visit this week.

I will forever love and miss you...my sweet Prince.
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Reply #108 posted 11/08/11 4:54pm

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Heavy and Trouble T Roy are reunited rose

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Reply #109 posted 11/08/11 4:54pm

Paris9748430

missfee said:

disbelief The grim reaper is just paying everyone a visit this week.

The reaper pays a lot of people a visit, we just don't know who they are.

JERKIN' EVERYTHING IN SIGHT!!!!!
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Reply #110 posted 11/08/11 4:55pm

Timmy84

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Heavy and Trouble T Roy are reunited rose

nod rose

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Reply #111 posted 11/08/11 4:59pm

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I knew when I saw his name on the Yahoo trending most searched things, I went, "Oh, damnit. Please don't be dead." And then I clicked and saw the headline that he died and was like, "Damnit!!"

This makes me sad. Another one of the people who were always on the radio during my childhood. (I'm a 90s kid damnit!) Hope the police find out what the reason of death was.

I swear if Mr. Cooper or Jaleel White passes away next, I'm gonna be one unhappy 90s kid!

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Reply #112 posted 11/08/11 5:04pm

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Everyone loved Heavy D...how could you not!

He was my age so it is very shocking and disturbing....we grew up 2gether, not literally, but you know what I mean sad

The verse n the Self Destruction was my absolute favorite biggrin

I'm so bummed out....I'm at a lost for words.
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Reply #113 posted 11/08/11 5:04pm

AnaisKarim

I just introduced my kid to Heavy D and we were listening to Big Tyme not two days ago. This is so sad.

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Reply #114 posted 11/08/11 5:07pm

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Celebs react to Heavy D's passing via Twitter:

After hearing the news of Heavy D‘s death, a number of celebrities took to Twitter to express their thoughts and feelings about the man and his music.

http://www.gossipcop.com/...s-twitter/

Samuel L. Jackson wrote, “Ahhh man! Heavy D?! Dwight wz a dear friend. Fond memories of a truly cool brutha.”

Keri Hilson added, “RIP Heavy D. Glad I had the pleasure of meeting you. In your words, ‘I got nuthin but love for ya.’ Prayers to his family & friends.”

Alyssa Milan recalled, “Heavy D gave me advice when I was pregnant. He said, ‘Cherish every single moment. It goes by way too fast’. Rest in peace, Heavy D.”

Nicki Minaj said, “We’ll never forget you babe!”

The Rock quoted the singer, “Once you’re hip hop, you’re hip hop. It’s in my blood – it’s not going anywhere.”

Carson Daly expressed, “So sad to hear about heavy d. His music was my upbringing. I’m so glad I got to tell him when I saw him at the voice live shows in june.”

MC Hammer remembered, “We had a lot of great times touring together. He had a Heart of Gold. He was a part of what’s good about the world.”

Wilmer Valderrama felt, “We have lost another member of Hip Hop”s legacy, a TRUE Rap legend.”

Joel Madden tweeted, “Heavy D was a truly positive and uplifting man. Rest in peace Heavy. Its a very Sad day today.”

John Legend noted, “I’m so sad about Hev. He really was a wonderful person.”

“I am deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Heavy D. A long time friend and a beautiful person,” wrote Russell Simmons.

LL Cool J asked, “May GOD embrace the soul of Heavy D and Bless his family. I respected you Heavy and I always will.

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
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Reply #115 posted 11/08/11 5:13pm

KDN

Ironically, his second to last tweet was referencing Joe Frazier's death.......His last tweet states: BE INSPIRED!

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Reply #116 posted 11/08/11 5:18pm

HotGritz

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KDN said:

Ironically, his second to last tweet was referencing Joe Frazier's death.......His last tweet states: BE INSPIRED!

Ok now tha's creepy as hell. eek

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
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Reply #117 posted 11/08/11 5:24pm

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Just unbelievable. The guy appeared to be a perfect picture of good health.

It makes you put life in perspective. We could be here today and

gone tomorrow. Heavy just seemed like a cool dude anyone could talk to.

R.I.P Dwight Myers.

Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #118 posted 11/08/11 5:27pm

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Paris9748430 said:

missfee said:

disbelief The grim reaper is just paying everyone a visit this week.

The reaper pays a lot of people a visit, we just don't know who they are.

Well yes we already know that but I'm just saying, Joe Frazier just died and now Heavy D is gone so suddenly. My point is, this week, the grim reaper is definitely knocking on common doors.

I will forever love and miss you...my sweet Prince.
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Reply #119 posted 11/08/11 5:32pm

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Wait.. we still don't know the cause of death do we? It could have been some recent bout with pneumonia for all we know...or some strange case of food poisoining or an anneurism (sp). I mean he was apparently just arriving home judging by the OP link. Just crazy to fall out like that at aged 44 when days/weeks earlier you appeared to be in good health. As far as I know, he had no history with drug/alchohol abuse right? I don't even think he was that heavy. I mean given his appearance on the BET awards, he is not what I would consider obese/overweight to the point of it being a health concern.

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE UGLY. YOU JUST HAVE BAD LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO MIRRORS AND SUNLIGHT!
RIP Dick Clark, Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius, Heavy D, and Donna Summer. rose
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