Heavy D represented a triple threat in Hip-Hop merging fashion, dance, and solid lyrics and making them translatable to mainstream audiences without losing his all-important street appeal and authenticity.
His sudden and unexpected 2011 death left Hip-Hop and the world of music both saddened and stunned. On a recent episode of DJ Premier's popular series So Wassup? the Gang Starr DJ and producer recalled working with the Overweight Lover Heavy D on his fourth studio album Blue Funk.
"One of the most iconic MCs to come out of that era from the 80s to the 90s and still stay consistent was a very good man, R.I.P. to the Overweight lover himself MC Heavy D," Preemo declared.