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This Black History Month, The Urban Daily looks back at a variety of memorable African-American moments from 2000 to 2012. Spanning the worlds of entertainment,…

Centricaired a documentary on the late Heavy D. Everyone from Hev’s family members to Hip-Hop artists, industry execs and media personalities spoke on his memory. The doc also includes classic moments from throughout the Mt. Vernon MC’s music career. As influential as Heavy D was as an artist, he was just as great a person. Take a look […]

It’s still tough to believe that Heavy D is gone. The Mt. Vernon representing MC passed away due to a pulmonary embolism last November, but nevertheless remains in our Hip-Hop hearts thanks to the pioneering musical legacy he left behind. Today is the Overweight Lover’s birthday and longtime collaborator Tony Dofat and renowned Hip-Hop producer Pete Rock, who happens […]

Dwight Errington Meyers had a way with words whether he was rhyming or not. “God gave me a gift to put people at ease,” said…

Rap legend Heavy D was pronounced dead today at a Los Angeles hospital. According to TMZ, Heavy D whose real name is Dwight Arrington Myers…

Hip Hop legend, Heavy D,  has died at the age of 44! TMZ reports that he was “rushed to an L.A. hospital around noon today…

We’ll always love Big Poppa, but “The Overweight Lover” will never be forgotten, too. The Centric network will be airing an original documentary on the late rapper Heavy D this month, highlighted by several of his celebrity friends providing insight on the Heavster’s musical genius.

After Heavy D died unexpectedly on November 8th, there was speculation about the cause of his death, but now we know what happened. According to TMZ, a pulmonary embolism killed Heav. In addition, a deep leg vein thrombosis, a long flight and heart disease may have been contributing factors. Pulmonary embolisms are usually triggered by […]

This year TheUrbandaily.com celebrated the style and influence of Black men with our first annual G-List. During our on site festivities at Frank’s Chop Shop…

African-Americans frequently look towards race and economic factors as our biggest challenges, but there are self-inflicted problems that are literally killing us. The recent and untimely deaths of Heavy D and Patrice O’Neal has made the health issues that arise from being overweight very hard to ignore. According to HuffPost, obesity is a “full-blown crisis […]

At the 2011 Soul Train Music Awards many friends and peers of the late Heavy D paid tribute to the fallen rapper and actor who died on November 8th. Visit Heavy D’s Homeland Doug E. Fresh, Naughty by Nature, Goodie Mob, Bid Daddy Kane, Whodini, and Kurtis Blow paid respects to the later “Overweight Lover.” […]