Archive for November, 2011
Dom gave you all a behind the scenes peek a few weeks back, now, check out the final product below.
After witnessing the devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti firsthand, Common’s decided to use the footage to help raise funds for relief. For more info on how you can help, click here.
Common’s new album The Dreamer/The Believer drops on December 20th.
Photo by D-Nice.
I wanted to take the time out to give some well-deserved respect and love to Heavy D, who passed away suddenly last week.
Heavy D was, without a doubt, a unique artist. In the 80′s he took the Fat Boys’ schtick and ran with it, dubbing himself “The Overweight Lover,” all while creating music that was distinctly in its own lane. Heavy mixed hip-hop with R&B, Soul, House, Reggae and more. He even took it a step further in recent years, releasing a Grammy-nominated Reggae album, Vibes, in 2009.
What I loved most about Heavy D was the fact that he repped his heritage, continuously. I, obviously, am proud of my Caribbean background. To see a prominent artist rep for Jamaica so heavily was inspiring to me, and still is.
All in all, he’s left a legacy of music that can speak for itself….
Mister Cee’s Throwback At Noon – Heavy D Tribute
For more on Heavy D, Check the links below:
Pete Rock, Heavy’s 1st Cousin shares some family photos.
Heavy D’s Fans To Pay Respects Before Friday Funeral – MTV.com.