Dwight Errington Myers (May 24th 1967 – November 8th 2011)
The self styled “Overweight Lover” who was born in Mandeville, Jamaica, recorded 5 albums with his crew “The Boyz” (as Heavy D & The Boyz) on Uptown Records, a label he went on to eventually run. Hev proceeded to make a further 4 albums as a solo artist & also moved into acting.
His 2008 release “Vibes” is the all reggae album he always promised to do as a tribute to Jamaica, the land of his birth. The 9th & final album “Love Opus” was released exactly 6 week before his untimely death.
So, with the sad news of Heavy D’s passing on Tuesday November 8th, let’s remind ourselves of his work with a look at the discography.
Heavy D & The Boyz:
Living Large. Released: October 25, 1987 (Uptown Records/MCA)
Big Tyme. Released: June 12, 1989 (Uptown Records/MCA)
Peaceful Journey. Released: July 2, 1991 (Uptown Records/MCA)
Blue Funk. Released: January 12, 1993 (Uptown Records/MCA)
Nuttin’ But Love. Released: May 25, 1994 (Uptown Records/MCA)
Waterbed Hev. Released: April 22, 1997 (Uptown Records/Universal)
Heavy. Released: July 15, 1999 (Uptown Records/Universal)
Vibes. Released: December 16, 2008 (Federal Distribution)
Love Opus. Released: September 17, 2011 (Stride Entertainment)
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