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Heavy D & The Boyz

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Heavy D & the Boyz was an American hip hop group led by Heavy D. The Boyz were G-Wiz (born Glen Parrish), “Trouble” T. Roy (born Troy Dixon), and DJ Eddie F (born Edward Ferrell). The group maintained a sizable audience in the United States through most of the 1990s.

Heavy D was born Dwight Errington Myers on 24 May 1967 in Jamaica. His family moved to Mount Vernon, New York when he was a young child.

Heavy D & the Boyz were the first group signed to Uptown Records; their debut, Living Large, was released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). The album was a commercial success, though Big Tyme (1989, 1989 in music) was a breakthrough that included four hits. Trouble T. Roy died at age 22 in a stage accident on 15 July 1990 (see 1990 in music), which led to a tribute on the follow-up platinum album, Peaceful Journey (1991, 1991 in music). Pete Rock & CL Smooth created a tribute to Trouble T. Roy called “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)” which is regarded as a hip-hop classic.

Heavy D & the Boyz gained more fans by appearing in the theme song for the television program In Living Color and also MADtv ,and Heavy D performed the rap on Michael Jackson’s hit single “Jam.” However, the group’s next album, Blue Funk, was a critical and commercial failure compared to their previous success.

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  • kalaine

    I'll see you in heaven Dwight. RIP Heavy D.

    6 Jul 2013 Reply
  • badgyrl310

    Happy b-day Heavy D, still got nothing but love for ya. RIP

    29 May 2013 Reply
  • CircusRock

    R.I.P.

    8 Nov 2012 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    Sometimes I think that hip-hop fans pay dues to late rappers out of necessity rather than an actual appreciation for how great they were. Heavy D was an exceptionally gifted mc with flows for days and one of hip-hop's most important links to New Jack Swing. Another old school pioneer wasn't given the props he deserves and the era continues to be overlooked and downplayed in terms of quality and importance - often by so-called hip-hop fans themselves, who think that shit only became listenable or worthwhile in the '90s. It's a shame...

    11 Sep 2012 Reply
  • DJSMusicfactory

    Hip Hop Classic!!! :-)

    16 Jul 2012 Reply
  • drumaboy70

    how does Heavy D not have WAY more plays than he does? This is ridiculous, no respect for a true monster in the game

    2 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Kym-B

    Much love, D. Miss ya xxx

    10 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Flesh-n-Bone

    For some reason I've forgotten it, but R.I.P. Heavy D.

    27 Dec 2011 Reply
  • ANIMAPU

    R.I.P. :(

    1 Dec 2011 Reply
  • caramelsweet29

    Rest in pace heavy d we love you and you will be dearly. Miss much love to you heavy d

    29 Nov 2011 Reply
  • AbbottSupreme

    R.I.P. Overweight Lover Heavy D

    28 Nov 2011 Reply
  • ChanelAllaway

    R.I.P. LOVE

    21 Nov 2011 Reply
  • anyake

    finally coming to terms with the loss. RIP Heav

    19 Nov 2011 Reply
  • West End Girl

    RIP Heavy D

    18 Nov 2011 Reply
  • yosburr

    One of Hip-Hop's greatest artist. Heavy will be missed.

    12 Nov 2011 Reply
  • B-Pida

    rest in paradise...

    11 Nov 2011 Reply
  • nancyannette

    Rest in peace .....

    11 Nov 2011 Reply
  • WestSideTrippin

    R.I.P. Heavy!

    11 Nov 2011 Reply
  • jacidbazz

    Rest easy, overweight lover...

    11 Nov 2011 Reply
  • uknoww1212

    mr. big stuff, the over weight lovers in the house, we got our own thang, got nothin' but love for you heav.

    11 Nov 2011 Reply
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