Nuttin’ But Love: Hip-Hop legend Heavy D Dies at 44 [Favorite Noise]

Heavy D and the Boyz - Living Large (album cover)
Heavy D and the Boyz - Living Large (album cover)

Heavy D and the Boyz - Living Large (album cover)

It was all a dream
I used to read Word Up magazine
Salt ‘n’ Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine
Hangin pictures on my wall
Every Saturday Rap Attack, Mr. Magic, Marley Marl

-Notorious BIG, Juicy

Dwight Myers aka Heavy D died of pneumonia related complications on Tuesday in his home. A damn shame. Heavy D was universally respected and he was last of the “regular life” rappers. They didn’t have to be the hardest, the illest, the richest or the most gangsta. I could play most of his music in front of my parents without getting my tape collection broken (Mom did stomp out my whole tape drawer after my little bro had found my DJ Quik tape…for millennials: tape drawer smashed = someone deleting mp3 library by smashing the computer it’s on..pre-cloud. nevermind). Miss this hip-hop, but it’s been A&R’ed out of existence (yes consolidation of radio stations kills music’s breadth and rap’s diversity because gangsta is the biggest bang for the buck). My all time favorite Heavy D video…Nuttin But Love:

As a 16 year old. The women in this video. Damn. Chris Tucker calling out the Noxema girl FTW.
Final Interview with Tim Westwood: