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Heavy D (1967)

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Dwight Arrington Myers (May 24, 1967 – November 8, 2011), better known as Heavy D, was a Jamaican-born American rapper, record producer, singer, actor, and former leader of Heavy D & the Boyz, a hip hop group which included G-Whiz , "Trouble" T. Roy , and Eddie F . The group maintained a sizable audience in the United States through most of the 1990s. The five albums the group released were produced by Teddy Riley, Marley Marl, his cousin Pete Rock and Eddie F.

  Biography  

Myers was born on May 24, 1967 in Mandeville, Jamaica, the son of Eulahlee Lee, a nurse, and Clifford Vincent Myers, a machine technician. His family moved to Mount Vernon, New York, in the early 1970s, where he was raised.

Heavy D & the Boyz were the first group signed to Uptown Records, with Heavy D as the frontman and only rapper, and the other three members were dancers. Their debut, Living Large, was released in 1987. The album was a commercial success; Big Tyme was a breakthrough that included four hits.

Dancer Troy "Trouble T. Roy" Dixon died at age 22 in a fall on July 15, 1990, in Indianapolis. Dixon's death led to a tribute on the follow-up platinum album, Peaceful Journey. Pete Rock & CL Smooth created a tribute to Trouble T. Roy called "They Reminisce Over You " which is regarded as a hip-hop classic.

Heavy D gained even more fame by singing the theme song for the television program In Living Color and also MADtv. Heavy D performed the rap on Michael Jackson's hit single "Jam" as well as sister Janet Jackson's hit single "Alright". Heavy D then began focusing on his acting, appearing in various television shows before returning the music charts with Nuttin' But Love. After appearing in the off-Broadway play Riff Raff at Circle Repertory Company, Heavy D returned to recording with the hit Waterbed Hev. In 1997, Heavy D collaborated with B.B. King on his duets album Deuces Wild rapping in the song "Keep It Coming." Heavy D was referred to in the song "Juicy" by the Notorious B.I.G., and appeared in his music video for "One More Chance".

In the mid-1990s, Myers became the first rapper to head a major music label, when he became the president of Uptown Records. Myers helped to develop rhythm-and-blues singer Mary J. Blige's career and hired Sean “Diddy” Combs as an intern. During this time, Myers also developed the R&B boy band Soul for Real, and was the executive producer and principal writer of several songs on the group's breakout album, Candy Rain. He later became the senior vice president at Universal Music.

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Name Duration Released
Mr. Big Stuff 00:00 2002
Sister, Sister 00:00 2002
The Overweight Lover's in the House 00:00 2002
Is It Good to You 00:00 2002
Now That We Found Love 00:00 2002
Gyrlz, They Love Me 00:00 2002
Somebody for Me 00:00 2002
We Got Our Own Thang 00:00 2002
Chunky but Funky 00:00 2002
Don't You Know 00:00 2002
Got Me Waiting 00:00 2002
Just Coolin' 04:46 2000
Black Coffee 04:28 2000
Nuttin' But Love 03:33 2000
You Can't See What I Can See 03:46 2000
Imagine That 03:51 1999
I Know You Love Me 02:16 1999
Like Dat Dhere 03:37 1999
Spanish Fly 03:39 1999
On Point 04:37 1999
Ask Heaven 04:36 1999
Dancin' in the Night 04:15 1999
Don't Stop 04:03 1999
Listen 03:26 1999
You Know 03:51 1999
I Don't Thing So 03:34 1999
Waterbed Hev 04:28 1997
You Can Get It 04:41 1997
Keep It Comin' 04:26 1997
Get Fresh Hev 03:02 1997
Big Daddy 04:09 1997
Wanna Be a Player 02:41 1997
Can You Handle It 04:15 1997
Justa' Interlude 01:06 1997
Don't Be Afraid 04:14 1997
I'll Do Anything 03:52 1997
Who's in the House 04:09 1992
It's a New Day 05:22 1992
Girl 04:58 1992
Yes Y'All 04:01 1992
Talk Is Cheap 04:04 1992
Blue Funk 04:35 1992
Who's the Man? 04:06 1992
Here Comes the Heavster 04:53 1992
Truthful 04:42 1992
Silky 03:40 1992
Slow Down 04:14 1992
Love Sexy 04:28 1992
Cuz He'z Alwayz Around 04:40 1991
The Lover's Got What U Need 04:02 1991
Peaceful Journey 06:05 1991
Don't Curse 05:53 1991
I Can Make You Go Oooh 03:51 1991
Do Me, Do Me 04:11 1991
Let It Rain 04:15 1991
Body and Mind 04:20 1991
Swinging With Da Hevster 04:20 1991
Letter to the Future 04:49 1991
Big Tyme 04:56 1989
More Bounce 04:53 1989
A Better Land 04:55 1989
Ez Duz It Do It Ez 03:59 1989
Mood for Love 05:27 1989
You Ain't Heard Nuttin Yet 04:28 1989
Here We Go Again, Y'all 04:05 1989
Flexin' 03:51 1989
Overweighter 03:15 1987
I'm Gonna Make You Love Me 02:12 1987
Moneyearnin' Mount Vernon 03:32 1987
On the Dance Floor 02:59 1987
Here We Go 03:43 1987
Dedicated 04:10 1987
Nike 02:00 1987
Rock the Bass 03:44 1987
I'm Getting Paid 03:29 1987

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