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Nostalgia: Heavy D

Just before I had to go to work on Tuesday, I learned that rapper  Heavy D had died.

I was crushed.

My heart is heavy.

He was young( only 44), it seemed out of the blue, and I felt like an era was dying with him.

Heavy D reminds me of a time when hip hop was wonderful, fun, and clean.

He reminds of a time when hip hop MEANT something.

He reminds me of high top fades, cross colors, slouch socks, bubble coats, thick gold chains, big earrings with your name in them and asymmetrical hair cuts.

He reminds me of the wop , the prep, and the cabbage patch.

He reminds me of the beginning of BET and Yo MTV Raps.

Hip Hop was a new wonderful world to me then.  It was fun, it made sense, it educated, it entertained. I knew the words to EVERY song.

Heavy D was and remained one of my favorites.

“I’m rough and tough and all that stuff,

I make you dance and prance till you huff and puff

There’s just no way you can get enough

Of me, yo Mr Big Stuff…”

Classic Hip Hop Folks.

RIP Heavy D.

You will be missed.



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    November 10, 2011 at 11:13 am

    This was good. I feel the exact same way!
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    November 10, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Great post! Like Krissy, I feel the same way. I haven’t been able to put my thoughts into words yet. He represented the Hip Hop that I loved. I happened to hear Doug E. Fresh on the radio the day after he passed and he said, “Everybody love Heav. You can’t name one person that ever had beef with him. He was a good person, a great friend and a wonderful entertainer.” RIP Heav!!
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    Mrs. H
    November 10, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    As soon as I saw it on the news the first thing that came to mine for me was his days on living single! Do you remember that? And I believe he was on a different world a couple times too. I liked Heavy D. Definitely took me down nostalgia lane. Thanks for this post!
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    November 10, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    My favorite song was Is it good to you. He was in the era when rap was about just plain rap not who killed who or who robbed who. He was so young it’s sad. RIP

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    Jackie Holness
    November 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    True dat…My fave collabo – Heavy D. and Janet in “Alright” Classic!!!
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      November 10, 2011 at 11:19 pm

      I LOVED that video!

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    Jen Smith
    November 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I know, I felt the same way too…It was so sad to hear about his death…


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    Dumb Mom
    November 11, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Yeah, Heavy D. was pretty awesome. I fell in love with hip hop because of Dudes like him.
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    November 11, 2011 at 10:20 am

    He will definitely be missed!
    Heavy D and Kid & Play remind me of fun hip hop too.
    I was listening to most of Hev’s songs the other day and it felt good that I didn’t have to worry about censoring anything in front of my kids.
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      November 11, 2011 at 11:41 am

      I know right! I couldn’t play ANY of the music that comes on the radio in front of Pookah now. Ridiculous.

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    Kevin Jones
    November 11, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Great Post! His music was so fun and loved hip hop during his era. He will be missed
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    November 11, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    I had not heard Heavy D died. I loved him and all the rappers from that time. I am so sad.
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    Cam - Bibs & Baubles
    November 12, 2011 at 2:04 am

    grat post. i co-sign with all of the above. he was the epitome of class. that’s lacking these days.
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    Chasing Joy
    November 18, 2011 at 6:03 pm


    I was a follower of his on twitter. I think his last tweet was something like be inspired. When I heard I thought of how he would occasionly be on the show bones. I thought it was so great that he was still working on current shows.

    I do miss old hip hop.
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