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RIP Heavy D

I'm fucked up off of this news, and was really uncertain about this news, but with TMZ, Rolling Stone and ABC News confirming it, I'm sad to say that Heavy D passed away at 44 years young. When he really started taking off, I was about 9 or 10 years old, and spent mad time watching Yo!, Rap City, Video Music Box and all of the other spots that showed Hip-Hop videos (as I was too fucking young to cop CDs tapes on my own), learning dance moves and lyrics. I knew that Waterbed Heav was Pete Rock's cousin, and could dance his ass off - as well as had a knack for getting females. As I grew, so did his career, as he not only had tracks move into the Pop side of the charts, but also started acting, with roles on Roc, Different World and even in plays piling up - even writing the themes for In Living Color and MADtv! And he did it without cursing, or needing to put our people down. Hell, he recently touched down at this year's BET Hip-Hop Awards, closing the show! No word on what caused his death, but 44 years old is too fucking young! Rest in Peace, Heavy D. I tried not to curse. Hit the jump for some of my favorite Heavy D jams.