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DJ Quik, Rock the Bells 2012: West Coast Rap Vet Rocks in the Rain

Even in the drenching downpour Sunday (Sept. 2), the legendary DJ Quik still performed at Rock the Bells at PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey, his dedicated fans packing around the Paid Dues stage to witness the Compton native in action, some with umbrellas and others letting the rain soak them.

The rapper and DJ got on the mic for many of

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Heavy D Documentary: Will Smith, Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah Featured

WASHINGTON (AP) - The story of late rap pioneer Heavy D will be chronicled in a documentary airing Sunday on Centric TV.

"Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy D" will feature interviews with the Jamaican-born rap

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Don Cornelius Dead: ‘Soul Train’ Creator, Host Dies of Apparent Suicide

Don Cornelius, who helped popularize black music and culture through 'Soul Train,' a show he created and hosted for more than two decades, was found dead earlier today (Feb. 1) in Sherman Oaks, Calif., the Los Angeles Times reports. He was 75. According to sources, t

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Heavy D Cause of Death: Died of Pulmonary Embolism

Since Heavy D passed away on Nov. 8 at Cedars-Sinai Medial Center in Los Angeles, questions surrounding the 'Nuttin' But Love' creator's death immediately arose. Friends, fans and family members of the deceased rapper are getting their answers today, as his cause of death was released

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Heavy D: JoiStaRR’s ‘Yellow’ Video Directed by Rapper

Rapper Heavy D wasn't just a hip-hop entertainer during his storied career, he was also a man with a knack for directing music videos.

The New York native made his directorial debut back in May, when he worked alongside singer JoiStaRR to craft the visuals for her song 'Yellow.'

In the clip, mimes are cloaked i

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Soul Train Awards 2011: Heavy D Gets All-Star Tribute

This year's Soul Train Awards kicked off at Atlanta's Fox Theatre on Thursday night (Nov. 17) with Morris Day and the Time performing a mishmash of their classic hits. The audience, a mix of music lovers young and old, rose to their feet as Day and

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Heavy D Funeral: President Obama Sends Heartfelt Note

Heavy D was so beloved that even President Obama has expressed his condolences to the family of the fallen rap legend.

During a funeral service held at the Grace Baptist Church, in Hev's native Mount Vernon, N.Y. earlier toda

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Diddy, Mary J. Blige Set to Attend Heavy D’s Funeral

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Fans hoping to pay their respects to Heavy D will have a chance this Thursday (Nov. 17), the New York Daily News reports, as the family holds a public viewing from noon to 7PM at Grace Bapti

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10 Best Heavy D Videos

What would hip-hop be without its "overweight lover?" Jumping into the music game in the late 1980s, Heavy D, born Dwight Arrington Myers, was one of the star players on Andre Harrell's Uptown Records imprint -- he released five albums as the group Heavy D & the Boyz and two solo records on the label. Throughout his career, the Jamaican-born MC releas

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Rapper Heavy D Dead at 44

Heavy D, the large-and-in-charge rhymer who rose to fame with a string of hits in the late '80s and early '90s, has died in Los Angeles, TMZ reports. He was 44.

While the cause of death is not yet known,

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