Posts tagged "Heavy D"

Pete Rock Slams Lupe Fiasco for Crappy ‘T.R.O.Y.’ Bite

On Sunday night, Lupe Fiasco dropped "Around My Way (Freedom Isn't Free)" from his long-anticipated, improbably titled Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Ra…
Christopher R. Weingarten / May 22, 2012

Hear Nas Stay Nasty on Great New Heavy D Co-Production ‘The Don’

For those keeping score at home, Nas has notched two great songs in a row — hard-edged, hurtling New York Hip-Hop Master Classes that have…
Marc Hogan / March 16, 2012

Cause of Heavy D’s Death Revealed

Rap legend and pop pioneer Heavy D died from a pulmonary embolism caused by deep leg vein thrombosis, TMZ reports. As SPIN reported, the golden-era…
christopherschultz / December 27, 2011

Watch Rap Royalty Honor Heavy D at Soul Train Awards

Last night, BET aired the 24th Annual Soul Train Music Awards, where Chris Brown and Marsha Ambrosius walked away big winners, scoring Album of the…
christopherschultz / November 28, 2011

Heavy D Autopsy Yields No Clear Cause of Death

As plans to honor the late Dwight "Heavy D" Myers fall into place, just what caused the rap trailblazer's death last week at age 44…
Marc Hogan / November 15, 2011

Heavy D, RIP: Hear His Legacy in 15 Tracks

Rap pioneer Heavy D passed away on November 8, and SPIN likes to remember him more that just hip-hop's ever-suave nice-guy and the ladies ma…
SPIN Staff / November 10, 2011

Rap Pioneer Heavy D Dead At 44

Heavy D, the "Overweight Lover" of hip-hop's golden age, is dead at 44. The news broke over Twitter this afternoon, when Grandmaster Flash posted, "I…
christopherschultz / November 8, 2011