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Remembering Heavy D in Chicago

"Heavy D, the self-proclaimed 'overweight lover' of hip-hop who became one of rap's top hit-makers with wit, humor and a positive vibe, has died," AP reports. "He was 44. Lt. Mark Rosen of the Beverly Hills police said Heavy D died in a Los Angeles hospital Tuesday after collapsing outside his home."

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"The last tweet from Heavy D, who frequently filled his timeline with positivity, was posted Tuesday morning and read, 'BE INSPIRED!'"

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"Combined with the fusion of the 'New Jack Swing' musical style, Heavy D was a constant presence on the charts, and also a go-to figure for several performers. He collaborated with such artists as Michael Jackson on the 1991 single 'Jam' and the 1997 duet 'Keep It Coming' with B.B. King."

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"He most recently had a cameo appearance in the new movie Tower Heist, starring Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller."

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Heavy D and the Roots at The Shrine in Chicago in September 2009.


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Heavy D Remembers Joe Frazier In Final Tweets.

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The Hip-Hop Community Reacts.

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Comments welcome.



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Posted on November 9, 2011


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