Better known as Heavy D was a rapper whose ethnicity was mixed. His real name was Dwight Errington Myers who left behind wife, children and family. In the world of rapping and hip-hops, Heavy D is someone, before whom people bow downs to. It is with this venerable respect, rappers and pop artists look up to Heavy D. This Jamaican born rapper and hip-hop became a phenomenon in the American hip-hop industry, with his suave style and worthy lyrics. In his short life he made a name out of himself by rapping, singing and becoming a highly sought after record producer. His credits also include quite a successful acting career. Heavy D was also a band leader of Heavy D & the Boyz.
|Name||Dwight Errington Myers|
|Date of Birth||May 24, 1967|
|Passed Away||November 8, 2011|
|Parents||Clifford Vincent Myers and Eulahlee Myers|
|Heavy D Net Worth||$350 Thousand|
|Relationship Status||In a relationship|
|Heavy D Girlfriend||Halle Berry|
Born to Christian parents, Clifford Vincent Myers and Eulahlee Lee in Mandeville, Jamaica, Heavy D spent his childhood in Jamaica before moving to New York in the early 1970s. He changed his name from Dwight Errington Myers to Heavy D upon entering the music industry. In his initial career, Heavy D was a part of the band “Heavy D &the Boyz”. The band received success and went on to sign a record contract with Uptown Records. The group produced a breakthrough second album, “Big Tyme” following the debut “Living Large”. The death of one of the band members led Heavy D to produce the platinum album, “Peaceful Journey”.
From Michael Jackson to Janet Jackson, Heavy D has collaborated with many artists who have thoroughly appreciated his rapping. In 1989, he guest rapped in Janet Jackson’s hit single “Alright”, laying the foundation of rap in pop singles, which will become a trend in the future, giving way for pop and hip-hop to collaborate, for music.
In 2000, he fathered his only child, a daughter, with Chef Antonia Lofaso. He gave his last performance in 11 October, 2011 at the BET Hip Hop Awards, because on 8 November, 2011, Heavy D died of pulmonary embolism. He was just 44 then. The world lost a great artist that day.