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Reply #180 posted 11/09/11 7:05am

RosesRred

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lilgish said:

Paris9748430 said:

My favorite Hev track.

THE JUMP OFF bow

sad

Iwas singing this song couple weeks ago, he was the first rapper I listened to

when I was younger, I played that cassette tape (it's funny to say that)

but I listened to it a lot. I miss the fun days of music and Heavy D brought

the fun in rap, it was clean, honest and easy to sing along to, not like todays music.

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Reply #181 posted 11/09/11 8:01am

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THIS is my first memory of the Hevster . . . ca. 86. He changed the image of the big brothers in the rap game, paving the way for Biggie (who he even helped put Biggie over in a small way by appearing in the "Big Poppa" video), Rick Ross, etc. And he had skills to pay the bills.

There are few MCs that I truly had "love" for personally in the rap game. He was one. Rest peacefully, Heavy D.

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Reply #182 posted 11/09/11 9:12am

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No one's mentioned him yet in his role as "Peaches" in "The Cider House Rules", I loved him in that movie with Erykah Badu and Delroy Lindo.


"There's Nothing That The Proper Attitude Won't Render Funkable!"

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Reply #183 posted 11/09/11 9:37am

Jermaine88

RIP Heavy D & Joe Fraizer

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Reply #184 posted 11/09/11 11:42am

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Damn sad He was only 44?

So sad. He was talented and more than that, Heavy D always came across as as genuinely nice guy to me. I'm so sorry to hear this.

RIP

"And When The Groove Is Dead And Gone, You Know That Love Survives, So We Can Rock Forever" RIP MJ heart

"Baby, that was much too fast"...Goodnight dear sweet Prince. I'll love you always heart
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Reply #185 posted 11/09/11 12:34pm

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I miss Heavy but I can't help but think of Rick Ross. The teflon don better look at this recent loss of Heavy and get his health together.

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 #186 posted 11/09/11 12:39pm

Musicslave

1992 In Living Color Performance of "You Can't See What I Can See"

btw: I think it would be cool for Keenan to use Hev's classic verse from the old theme song for his new "In Living Color" show that's coming back to Fox.

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Reply #187 posted 11/09/11 1:49pm

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sad ...too young, dear Lord.

dove Rest In Peace dove Mr. Myers @)-}-------

a fan... bawl

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Reply #188 posted 11/09/11 2:19pm

aardvark15

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How could we forget this one?

nod I posted it a little while ago

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Reply #189 posted 11/09/11 7:20pm

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Timmy84 said:

119 said:

So, were my brother and I the only ones who practiced the dance routine to We've got our own thang?

You sure as hell wasn't. I was trying myself at five to match what Heavy and 'em were doing! lol I don't know if I succeeded or not. lol

My brother and I would practice like it was serious. lol He'd get all Debbie Allen on me about the routine. We'd put on our brightest short sets (jam shorts) and pop in the the vhs recording we had of various yo mtv raps videos and practice for hours. My brother loved Heavy since he too is an overweight light skinned dude.

Those were the days.

[Edited 11/9/11 19:25pm]

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Reply #190 posted 11/09/11 7:39pm

Timmy84

119 said:

Timmy84 said:

You sure as hell wasn't. I was trying myself at five to match what Heavy and 'em were doing! lol I don't know if I succeeded or not. lol

My brother and I would practice like it was serious. lol He'd get all Debbie Allen on me about the routine. We'd put on our brightest short sets (jam shorts) and pop in the the vhs recording we had of various yo mtv raps videos and practice for hours. My brother loved Heavy since he too is an overweight light skinned dude.

Those were the days.

[Edited 11/9/11 19:25pm]

lol Cute story. biggrin

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Reply #191 posted 11/09/11 8:06pm

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mjscarousal said:

Was Soul For Real his pet project???

...you...are...on my mind...you...are...on my mind...HEY.

RIP rose

By St. Boogar and all the saints at the backside door of Purgatory!
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Reply #192 posted 11/09/11 8:19pm

Paris9748430

PurpleJedi said:

mjscarousal said:

Was Soul For Real his pet project???

...you...are...on my mind...you...are...on my mind...HEY.

RIP rose

They were on the same record label.

JERKIN' EVERYTHING IN SIGHT!!!!!
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Reply #193 posted 11/09/11 10:56pm

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PurpleJedi said:

mjscarousal said:

Was Soul For Real his pet project???

...you...are...on my mind...you...are...on my mind...HEY.

RIP rose

Aw damn! I couldn't think of this song for nothing last night. This was my JAMMIN' JAMMY JAM back in the day! lol

Thanks for posting. hug

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 #194 posted 11/10/11 6:34am

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It didnt really hit me until I watched his videos last night sad sad sad :( I wanted to really not believe it but damn..Heavy D has passed....SO unexpected especially having seen Tower Heist a day before he passed away!!!
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Reply #195 posted 11/10/11 7:20am

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

PurpleJedi said:

Was Soul For Real his pet project???

...you...are...on my mind...you...are...on my mind...HEY.

RIP rose

Aw damn! I couldn't think of this song for nothing last night. This was my JAMMIN' JAMMY JAM back in the day! lol

Thanks for posting. hug

nod

I still pop in this CD every once in a while.

music

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Reply #196 posted 11/10/11 9:59am

free2bfreeda

http://www.janetjackson.c...ws/heavy-d

Heavy D

11/09/11

"Heavy D brought so much Joy into our lives through his energetic brilliance. I'm going to miss him."

Heavy D and Janet Jackson at the 1997 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards

Heavy D and Janet Jackson at the 1997 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards

rose rose rose rose rose rose rose rose

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Reply #197 posted 11/10/11 10:29am

Musicslave

I just discovered this yesterday.....

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Reply #198 posted 11/10/11 11:28am

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Musicslave said:

I just discovered this yesterday.....

And I just discovered it today, thanks to YOU! hug

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 #199 posted 11/10/11 11:48am

Musicslave

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

Musicslave said:

I just discovered this yesterday.....

And I just discovered it today, thanks to YOU! hug

Aww....You're welcome. highfive

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Reply #200 posted 11/10/11 11:50am

catpark

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RIP rose

FUNKNROLL! dancing jig "February 2014, wow". 'dre. nod
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Reply #201 posted 11/10/11 12:26pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

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"Heavy D brought so much Joy into our lives through his energetic brilliance. I'm going to miss him."

Heavy D and Janet Jackson at the 1997 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards

Heavy D and Janet Jackson at the 1997 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards

rose rose rose rose rose rose rose rose

Nice picture of the late Heavy D & my "Future Baby Mama" Miss Jackson.

eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #202 posted 11/10/11 12:47pm

Musicslave

Just stumbled upon this video w/Heavy talking about how he connected to Michael Jackson.....

Can you believe he actually told Mike the track was wack? I'm sure Michael appreciated his honesty.

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Reply #203 posted 11/10/11 1:16pm

Graycap23

I've alway had respect 4 this cat.

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Reply #204 posted 11/10/11 3:45pm

free2bfreeda

Musicslave said:

I just discovered this yesterday.....[tribute to janet jackson]

music luved it! i'll watch it mega more times hug thx 4 ur discovery. i'm saving it. rose

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Reply #205 posted 11/10/11 4:20pm

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PurpleJedi said:

Was Soul For Real his pet project???

...you...are...on my mind...you...are...on my mind...HEY.

RIP rose

This was really my ish from the 90s. I really like Soul for Real and bought this on casette single. And played it until the tape got tangled in the wheels of the machine.

loved this song. loved Heavy D. and Andre's work. Simply the best.

"Remember, one man's filler is another man's killer" -- Haystack
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Reply #206 posted 11/10/11 6:32pm

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Memorial services, in honor of Dwight “Heavy-D” Myers, are set to happen next week. Friends and family will be celebrating the life of Dwight “Heavy D” Myers at the following times and locations:

Wednesday Nov 16th 2011 – 12 to 8pm

Yannantuono Funeral Home 584 Gramatan Ave

Mt Vernon, Ny 914 699 4010 www.yannantuonofh.com

Thurs Nov 17th 2011 - 11 am –

Grace Baptist Church

52 South 6th Avenue Mt Vernon 914 664 2676 www.gracebapt.org

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Reply #207 posted 11/10/11 7:24pm

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getxxxx said:

Memorial services, in honor of Dwight “Heavy-D” Myers, are set to happen next week. Friends and family will be celebrating the life of Dwight “Heavy D” Myers at the following times and locations:

Wednesday Nov 16th 2011 – 12 to 8pm

Yannantuono Funeral Home 584 Gramatan Ave

Mt Vernon, Ny 914 699 4010 www.yannantuonofh.com

Thurs Nov 17th 2011 - 11 am –

Grace Baptist Church

52 South 6th Avenue Mt Vernon 914 664 2676 www.gracebapt.org

Readin these are crazy. You always wanna say it isn't so, but once you get the memorial seervice, things start setting in.

RIP.

PRINCE: Always and Forever
MICHAEL JACKSON: Always and Forever
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Reply #208 posted 11/10/11 8:05pm

free2bfreeda

November 9, 2011, 7:54 p.m.

Rapper and actor Heavy D, who played an influential role in shaping

rap music in the late '80s and early '90s with a fusion of New Jack Swing and reggae, has died. He was 44.

Heavy D, who was born Dwight Arrington Myers, died Tuesday in the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after collapsing on the walkway outside his Beverly Hills home, according to law enforcement sources. The Los Angeles County coroner's office is investigating the cause of death.

Myers, who was 6 feet 3 and weighed more than 300 pounds at one point, anointed himself the "Overweight Lover," but he had slimmed down in recent years.

He burst on the scene in the late 1980s as the frontman of the hip-hop group Heavy D and the Boyz, which he formed with neighborhood friends Eddie F (Edward Ferrel), G-Whiz (Glen Parrish) and Trouble T-Roy (Troy Dixon).

The Boyz were the first group signed to burgeoning Uptown Records, and their 1987 debut, "Living Large," reached the No. 10 spot on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

Their 1989 album "Big Tyme" went platinum and yielded the hits "We Got Our Own Thang," "Somebody For Me" and "Gyrlz, They Love Me."

They went on to release three more albums and recorded the theme songs for the TV shows "In Living Color" and "MADtv" before Myers embarked on a solo career.

Born May 24, 1967, in Jamaica, Myers was the youngest of six children. His mother Eulah, a nurse, and father, Clifford, a film technician, moved the family to Mount Vernon, N.Y., when he was young.

He found success in the music industry despite having dropped out of school after the eighth grade. Myers garnered praise for his radio-friendly, playful flows and was embraced as an unlikely sex symbol by female fans who called him a "big teddy bear."

Suave and profane-free in his raps, Myers was often heralded as the "Barry White of rap" — an image he played up on hits such as "Mr. Big Stuff," "Big Daddy" and "The Overweight Lover's in the House." But by no means did he consider himself soft.

"I'm not one of those pop guys. That's for wimps like Vanilla Ice," he told The Times in 1991. "I aim my music at the hip black, hip-hop audience. In my kind of rap, I like to make these statements — like rapping [about] sexism and paying tribute to black women or raising consciousness of kids about the ghetto. Making those statements and being heard — that's one of the best things about being a rapper."

It wasn't long before industry players wanted to tap into his charm. Heavy D landed on a remix of Janet Jackson's hit single "Alright," and he went on to lend a verse to Michael Jackson's 1992 smash "Jam." He also collaborated with Cee-Lo, Q-Tip, Quincy Jones and B.B. King.

"I am in total disbelief....I was so blessed to not only meet him, but to collaborate with him," said R&B singer Brandy, who teamed with Myers on a remake of Michael Jackson's "Rock With You" for Jones' 1995 "Q's Jook Joint."

Myers joined Sean "Puffy" Combs, Jermaine Dupri, Suge Knight, Dallas Austin and Russell Simmons as moguls who were able to transform street credibility into boardroom positions. In 1997 he was appointed president and chief executive of the label that launched his career and had gone on to become a well-oiled machine of New Jack Swing — which placed R&B melodies over hard-knocking hip-hop beats — with artists Jodeci, Mary J. Blige and Monifah. Myers was then promoted to senior vice president for Universal Music.

Later he focused on a successful acting career which included film roles in "The Cider House Rules," "Life" and the recently released "Tower Heist". He was also featured in recent episodes of "Law & Order SVU" and "Tyler Perry's House of Payne." Myers received a 2006 NAACP Spirit Award for his starring role as a Vietnam veteran in the play "Medal of Honor Rag." He also earned a Drama Desk Award nomination for his 1995 starring role in the off-Broadway play "Riff Raff."

In September, Myers digitally released his ninth and final album, "Love Opus."

Myers' survivors include a daughter.
i shed tears last night as thoughts of Heavy D. came to mind. thinking of all the people he gave smiles, moving rhythms, spirit of celebration and joy as he , rapped, sang and shared his many talent(s).

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Reply #209 posted 11/10/11 8:16pm

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Paris9748430 said:

PurpleJedi said:

Was Soul For Real his pet project???

...you...are...on my mind...you...are...on my mind...HEY.

RIP rose

They were on the same record label.

He discovered them and brought them Uptown. He and Andre Harrell were the Exec. producer of the album. I'll still play the Candy Rain cd. It was good.

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