Heavy D & The Boyz – Now That We Found Love
Heavy D & The Boyz first video was the epitome of what early rap was all about, fun, good time, a dope MC who was loaded with testosterone, ready to take on any whack MC.
The first time I played Heavy D was when I was sent a promo of the video for his 1986 debut “Mr. Big Stuff” (included below with the rest of his biggest hits). I had a chance to hang out with him as well while working promo on the track in ’87, he really was a fun guy, full of life and very respectful. Anywho… the song borrowed the hook from Jean Knight’s 1971 classic of the same name.
He’d go on to have many huge hits but none would top 1991’s “Now That We Found Love”. Borrowing from iconic reggae legend Third World’s 1979 of the same name from their “Voyage To Addidas” album, “Now That We Found Love” featured Heavy’s smooth rap style with Aaron Hall’s soulful voice punching out the hook. The album “Peaceful Journey” went platinum.
Heavy D was born Dwight Arrington Myers on May 24th, 1967 in Mandeville, Jamaica. He passed away on November 8, 2011 from a pulmonary embolism.
Starting his run in the mid 80’s, he was the first artist signed to Uptown Records (Teddy Riley, Guy) he’d go on to major success as a rapper and actor. He’d go on to be featured on Janet Jackson’s “Alright”, Michael Jackson’s “Jam” and more as featured guest rapper.
Heavy D starred in films such as Life and The Cider House Rules. On television, he appeared on shows such as Living Single and Boston Public. In 2011, he guest-starred on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in the episode “Personal Fouls” as Prince Miller’s cousin and manager Supreme. The episode also featured Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosch.
Check out all his biggest hits below, a wonderful spirit with a heart of gold. R.I.P. my friend.
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Source: Sal Amato