I am so glad they are doing something for Heavy D. He was such a great artist and person. Since his untimely death it seemed as if things honoring him kind of faded away. A lot of our young artists don’t know the history of Heavy D and the Boys, and how important they were to hip hop.
The film will include interviews with family and friends of the pioneering rapper, according to the network. Mary J. Blige, Will Smith, Cee Lo Green, Big Daddy Kane, MC Lyte and Queen Latifah, as well as the rapper’s family, were tapped for the documentary, which will explore the rapper’s rise as frontman for the New Jack Swing outfit Heavy D and the Boyz, to his thriving solo career that included acting in films, television and stage and a stint as president and chief executive of the very label that launched his career, Uptown Records.
Heavy D, who was born Dwight Arrington Myers, died in November after collapsing on the walkway outside his Beverly Hills home. The rapper’s death was caused by a blood clot in his leg that traveled to his lung. He was 44.
Centric didn’t have to look far for an appropriate title for the documentary. Myers, who won over audiences (especially the ladies) with his suave style and profanity-free raps, was prolific on Twitter, with his last message, which he tweeted shortly before he died, reading: “BE INSPIRED!”
“Be Inspired” will air Sunday Feb 26th 11p/10c. Tune in!!