Tuesday, November 8, 2011


It is with great regret that we deliver news of the passing of
Recording Artist & hip hop veteran

Heavy D Born Dwight Meyers was a Mount Vernon NY native with a penchant for finding &  developing talent -- actually, he helped bring Jodeci and Mary J . Blige to his then label

 Andre Harrel's Uptown Records. which he signed with in 1985. and then became President & CEO of in the mid 90's (the first Rap Artist to rise to the position at a major label Imprint)

In the past 26 years, he has released 9 albums, 7 on the Uptown imprint.. he has sold millions of records both with his Group Heavy D & the Boyz, as a solo artist and as a featured artist on such household names as Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Mary J Blige, & Soul 4 Real 
Heavy D is also known as the man who discovered a young Sean "Puffy" Combs and mentored him into the entertainment powerhouse he is today.

In recent years Heavy D took his acting more serious, with recurring roles starting in the 90's on programs like, Queen Latifah's hit show "Living Single" & "Roc"
Tracey Morgans short lived show "The Tracy Morgan Show"
Even Movie roles in "Life" "Step Up" & most recently "Tower Heist"

we will miss the chance run-ins with Hev (as he was affectionately known) 
and getting that good piece of advice, that warm smile or those words of encouragement..
you will be missed Hev

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