Heavy D
Date of Birth
May 24, 1967
Birth Place:
Jamaica

Biography

Jamaican born hip-hop legend Heavy D was a major force in the rap world, leading influential rap group Heavy D & the Boyz, singing and rapping as a solo artist, and working as a producer with artists like Mary J. Blige and Soul for Real. He also extended his creative talents into the realm of television and movies, composing music for shows like In Living Color and The Tracy Morgan Show, as well as nurturing a serious acting career. Beginning with appearances on TV shows like Living Single and Roc in the early '90s, Heavy D developed an undeniable skill at acting that would eventually find him making memorable appearances in films like The Cider House Rules and The Tower Heist, and on TV shows like Boston Public and Bones. Heavy D died in November 2011 at age 44. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

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