Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Heavy D To Be Honored at Soul Train Awards



The elders of Hip-Hop are taking over the 2011 Soul Train Music Awards Thursday to pay tribute to legendary Hip-Hop pioneer, Heavy D.

Big Daddy Kane, Kurtis Blow and Doug E. Fresh are among the artists who will pay tribute to the Overweight Lover, born Dwight Arrington Myers in Jamaica, before moving to Mount Vernon, New York.

Though there has been speculation surrounding Heavy’s cause of death---from a mysterious infection to a heart attack---, his autopsy came back inconclusive, leaving fans, friends and family wondering exactly what happened to the 44-year-old, whom neighbors found lying unconscious outside his home in Beverly Hills.

The Soul Train Awards take place Thursday, one day before the Hip-Hop community joins Heavy’s loved ones in Mount Vernon for a memorial service. Including those attending the memorial will be Rev. Al Sharpton, Mary J. Blige, and Sean “Diddy” Combs, who will make remarks in honor of his “brother”:

“He was a wonderful human being, who inspired and paved the way for a Hip Hop generation. We were like brothers – I will miss him more than words can express.”

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