Watch as Atlanta native, 2 Chainz, and Mississippi representer, David Banner discuss being on Forbes, the importance of money management and offer hints on upcoming projects. All we can say is Richard Pryor.
Rebel Rock by Alligator City
Produced by Midus for Goldyn Chyld Prod.
Dir: Lightworks Films
In full support mode, Alligator City joined the #OccupyMiami movement to document it as seen here:
The energy was incredible and brought to mind the message of “Rebel Rock”…this video was shot on-site during Occupy Miami.
Off of @AlligatorCity’s new mixtape album “D.U.I.” Get your FREE copy NOW from http://AlligatorCityOnline.com
Dwight Arrington Myers, better known to hip-hop fans as Heavy D, died today at a Los Angeles hospital earlier this afternoon. The details of his death are vague at the moment, though TMZ reports that a 911 call was placed from his Beverly Hills house at 11:25 this morning, and that he was conscious and speaking upon arriving at the hospital. Myers was 44 years old.
Along with backing group The Boyz, Heavy D was one of the more consistently popular rappers of the ’90s. After a spate of R&B hits in the late ’80s (including “We Got Our Own Thang” and “Gyrlz, They Love Me”), Heavy crossed over to pop crowds thanks to his appearances on Janet Jackson’s 1990 hit “Alright” and brother Michael’s “Jam,” and his performance of the theme songs to hit ’90s sketch programs In Living Color and Mad TV. Heavy then had a series of smash hits on his own, most famously the pop-rap standards “Nuttin’ But Love,” “Is It Good to You” and of course the top ten hit “Now That We Found Love.”
Heavy D and the Boyz faded from the spotlight as the millennium turned, but Myers stayed relevant as an actor, appearing in movies like Life, The Cider House Rules and Step Up. Heavy was even in the midst of something of a comeback year in 2011, with a cameo in the box office hit Tower Heist, a guest-starring role on Law and Order: SVU, and even his first televised musical performance in 15 years, doing a medley of his classics on the BET Hip-Hop Awards.
We’re obviously super bummed to hear about this rap icon passing at such a young age. More details to come as we hear them, but in the meantime, enjoy a couple of Heavy’s best-remembered hits, and his recent comeback performance at the Hip Hop Awards.
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