Hip-Hop music lost one of its beloved personalities in Dwight “Heavy D” Myers after he passed away last November.
The news was shocking to many as the entertainer thrilled audiences just a week earlier at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards. The loss left fans reeling, his positive aura that he displayed on social media was immediately missed. Thankfully, the “Overweight Lover” leaves behind a rich legacy of music, some which many consider timeless.
Heavy D was born May 24th in 1967 in Jamaica to his mother, Eulahlee Lee, a nurse, and Clifford Vincent Myers, a machine technician. The Myers moved to Mount Vernon in the 1970s where Heavy D discovered his love for music and formed the group “Heavy D and the Boyz.” Their 1987 debut album Livin’ Large put the handsome MC on the map. Light on his feet, Heavy would usher in a trend that big and tall men can be considered sex symbols as well. To this day, Livin’ Large is considered a classic rap album.Happy Birthday Heavy D