…and my ‘Lost Ones Series’ continues.
Let it be known, there is no rhyme or reason to my choices. I lead with MJ and Amy but now it’s just a toss-up of those who I truly miss.
In my opinion (and I’m sure some will argue) but the 90’s was when hip hop dominated the music industry and opened the airwaves to Urban Sound. I’m not talking about Rap, I know that it’s been around since the late 60s (and prior if we want to go there), I’m talking about Hip Hop. The fusion between Rap and R&B.
Now, though I enjoy today’s music for the most part, I’m going back to when Hip Hop was ‘feel good’ music. The likes of De la soul, Queen Latifah, Monie Love, Kwamé, Redhead Kingpin, Big Daddy Kane, A Tribe Called Quest…man, I have to stop, I could go on for a long time here.
Anyhow, this moment is for one of my favs who have passed on, Mr. Dwight Arrington Myers, aka “Heavy D“.
On November 8th, Heavy D collapsed outside his Beverly Hills home and was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His death was initially thought to be connected to pneumonia but an autopsy report later determined that the cause of death was a pulmonary embolism (PE).1
He was born in Mandeville Jamaica and always stayed to true to his roots which was often reflected in some of his tracks where you could hear a reggae rhythm or undertone.
After nine albums, many film and television cameos/appearances and countless other accolades, to me Heavy D will always be remembered as a building block within the foundation of the Hip Hop!
One of my favourite Heavy jams – Now that we found love
1- Source: Wikipedia