It's been one year since the untimely passing of rap legend Heavy D. The Jamaican born, Mount Vernon, New York raised emcee was 44-years old at the time of his death.
Heavy made his mark as the leader of the group Heavy D & The Boyz as well as his solo work. He earned platinum plaques for the albums Big Tyme (1989), Peaceful Journey (1991) and Nuttin' but Love (1994). He received a gold plaque for 1993's Blue Funk. Heavy also recorded the theme song to In Living Color.
In 1996 he was appointed President of Uptown Records. He is credited with hiring Diddy as an intern and helping to guide the early career of Mary J. Blige.
Heavy, real name Dwight Myers, also appeared in films and several televison programs including Who's the Man, Step Up, Tower Heist. The Tracy Morgan Show, Are We There Yet?, Boston Public and more.
Hot 97's DJ Mister Cee remembers Heavy with a special mix of his songs.
Heavy is definitely missed... R.I.P.