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Heavy D Documentary to Air Sunday on Centric, Featuring Will Smith, Queen Latifah

Hip-hop is still carrying heavy hearts over the loss of Heavy D.

Centric TV will feature a new documentary of the life and career of the late rap veteran on Sunday (February 26), entitled, Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy DThe Associated Press recently reported. It will feature comments from some of the Heavster’s closest friends and family members, including Will Smith, Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah.

The Jamaican-bred rap pioneer, Dwight Myers, passed away late last year at the age of 44. He lost consciousness in his home on November 8, 2011 and was later transported to Cedars-Sinai hospital where he died from a pulmonary embolism, as a result of deep leg vein thrombosis (DVT).

Myers gave Sean “Diddy” Combs his first opportunity to be an intern for Uptown Records and helped launch the careers of many artists including his own group, Heavy D and The Boys.  The Overweight Lover’s career branched out into television and movies, landing him on shows like “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.”  He can be seen in his latest movie, “Tower Heist,” in which he plays a courthouse guard.

The documentary will include scenes from Heavy’s last performance at the BET Hip Hop Awards according to, it will also feature guest interviews from celebrity friends Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah and Will Smith.—Chanel Clark

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