Rapper Heavy D was working on a huge comeback before he passed away last year, but some of the profits might have gone straight to the State of California ... because Heavy had a pretty sizable… READ MORE >
Dwight Arrington Myers (May 24, 1967 - November 08, 2011), better known as Heavy D, was a Jamaican American actor, rapper, record producer, singer and former leader of Heavy D & the Boyz, a hip hop group which included G-Whiz (Glen Parrish), "Trouble" T. Roy (Troy Dixon), and Eddie F (born Edward Ferrell). The group maintained a sizable audience in the United States through most of the 1990s. He has recently ventured into reggae music and can now be described as a reggae fusion artist. Myers was born on May 24, 1967 in Jamaica. His family moved to Mount Vernon, New York, when he was a young child. 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. Trouble T. Roy 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.
Life and death were separated by a matter of seconds for Heavy D, who stopped breathing while a bystander was on the phone with the dispatcher -- and you hear it all unfold in the frantic 911… READ MORE >
Heavy D will be laid to rest at a very private funeral ceremony in New York next Friday -- and TMZ has learned only a select number of the rapper's famous friends have been invited to attend.… READ MORE >
Heavy D weighed 344 pounds at the time of his death yesterday ... law enforcement tells TMZ. Officials recorded Heavy's height and weight as part of their investigation into his sudden and… READ MORE >