Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Peaceful Journey Heavy D: Mount Vernon’s Favorite Son Passes On


Sometimes bad news just broad sides you.  You have to remind yourself that death rarely picks a convenient time to show its ugly face.  It strikes without warning or explanation, and on this day it claims one of Hip-Hop’s most underappreciated talents.  Dwight Myers, better known to his fans as rapper turned actor Heavy D, died earlier today due to complications from pneumonia.  He was only 44 years old.  Hip-Hop has been plunged into a collective state of deep and sorrowful mourning.  Heavy D manifested the culture in its purest sense.