Archive: May 2012

#FreshRadio Lineup…May 24, 2012 Fresh In Peace Heavy D

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Hoping Heavy D went on a #PeacefulJourney

Heavy D would have turned 45 today. He passed away in November of a pulmonary embolism.

  • Heavy D was a Jamaican-American rapper and singer.
  • He fronted the group Heavy D & the BoyzThe lineup included G-Whiz, Trouble T-Roy, and Eddie F.
  • Heavy D & the Boyz were the first group signed to Uptown Records. Their first effort, Living Large, was released in 1987.
  • Although their first album did well, their sophomore effort, Big Tyme, was the most successful. It spun off four hit singles on the album.
  • They gained even more fame by singing the theme song for the popular television shows In Living Color and MADtv, and also when Heavy teamed up with Michael Jackson and rapped on his song “Jam.”
  • Heavy went on to become president of Uptown Records, guiding the career of Mary J. Blige and giving Sean “Diddy” Combs his start by hiring him as an intern.

5:30a est: Needle To The Groove (Salute to Heavy D) with DJ Bee (Philly/VA/SMC)

Noon: Legends At Noon…Subsoniq Radio with an deep interview with Heavy D

3p est: Herkules World salute to Heavy D with Herk and DJ Book (DC)

5p est: Needle To The Groove (Salute To Heavy D) with DJ Bee (Philly/VA/SMC)

9p est: The 5th Element Of Hip Hop with DJ Bee

10p est: The Main Ingredient with DJ Puff Dragon (Chi)

11p est: Da Power Hour with DJ Strez

Midnight: Mindf*ck Radio with Cymande

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