Two years ago today, the music industry lost the talented rapper-actor Heavy D. His hip-hop recording career began in 1987 with his group Heavy D & the Boyz and on his first album he released the hit single “The Overweight Lover’s in the House.” Another one of his breakthrough hits came in 1991 with a remake of the O’Jays’ “Now That We Found Love.”
Heavy D’s rapping was featured on Janet Jackson’s 1990 hit “Alright.” He rapped on Michael Jackson’s 1991 hit “Jam,” which he performed at the Michael Jackson tribute show in Cardiff, Wales.
He also composed and performed the theme songs several television shows, including “In Living Color,” “MADtv” and “The Tracy Morgan Show.” Heavy D also pursued an acting career, which included mostly roles on TV shows and movies. He played a courthouse guard in the Eddie Murphy film “Tower Heist,”
At the time of his death, Heavy D was at work on an album called Love Opus, set to feature Anthony Hamilton and Carl Thomas.
DJ Eddie F. describes his friendship with Heavy D.
Heavy D’s performance at the BET awards two years ago.