A new sculpture honoring the life and impact of the late Heavy D was unveiled in Mount Vernon, New York last week. The sculpture, over 18 feet tall, was named "Peaceful Journey" after his third album.
In the late 1980’s the popularity of male light skinned entertainers sky rocketed as singers and actors of the waffle color shade claimed the pretty boy swag with pride. As a result the general population of men looked to make their hair wavy and leather pants went into high demand.
One can’t help but to admire Hip-Hop’s profound affect on global culture. With that, we present a great example originating from Italy that the good folks at Egotripland recently unearthed.
Hip-Hop lost one of its favorite sons when Heavy D passed away in November 2011. But no one may feel his loss more than his daughter, Eulahlee Myers. The late rapper’s family, specifically his mother, has asserted that her granddaughter will be inheriting her late father’s enitre estate when she is of age.
It’s Thanksgiving Eve, which means we are all pre-gaming for the incessant pigging out we are about to endure.
It’s still tough to believe that Heavy D is gone. The Mt. Vernon representing MC passed away due to a pulmonary embolism last November, but nevertheless remains in our Hip-Hop hearts thanks to the pioneering musical legacy he left behind. Today is the Overweight Lover’s birthday and longtime collaborator Tony Dofat and renowned Hip-Hop producer […]
The short lived feud between Lupe Fiasco and Pete Rock is officially over. Both parties took to social media to announce that they spoke to each other and settled their differences stemming from Lupe Fiasco’s latest single, “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free),” wholesale sampling Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)” […]
While Nas deals with some baby mama drama today, he still manages to finally drop the video for “The Don.” Director Aristotle takes you on a visual trip through NYC while Nas drinks fine wine, gets fitted for made to measure suits, gets chauffeured around town, and hits the the club, too. All while the […]
UPDATE: Download link added. Get it while you can. This song will be featured on Nas’ upcoming album Life Is Good. In this song, Nas says that this beat was picked by the late Heavy D. and given to Salaam Remi for him to rap on. We were expecting Funk Flex to get his bomb […]
Centric aired a documentary on the late Heavy D. Everyone from Hev’s family members to Hip-Hop artists, industry execs and media personalities spoke on his memory. The doc also includes classic moments from throughout the Mt. Vernon MC’s music career. As influential as Heavy D was as an artist, he was just as great a person. Take […]
We’ll always love Big Poppa, but “The Overweight Lover” will never be forgotten, too. The Centric network will be airing an original documentary on the late rapper Heavy D this month, highlighted by several of his celebrity friends providing insight on the Heavster’s musical genius. Entitled, Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy D, the documentary […]
It was sad news when we learned this morning that Don Cornelius had passed away from an apparently self inflicted gunshot wound. Since his indelible creation, ‘Soul Train,’ offered the best of R&B and Soul music, it was natural for the Hip-Hop audience to be some of the seminal show’s biggest fans. Eventually, Hip-Hop artists […]