1. 1. Heavy D was born Dwight Arrington Myers. (May 24, 1967 – November 8, 2011) (TheUrbanDaily)

2. 2. Heavy D’s has one daughter named Xea Myers. she is now 15-years-old. (PR)

3. 3. Heavy D starred in 24 movies/shows such as “Life” and “Tower Heist.” (PR)

4. 4. Heavy D was a huge proponent of not swearing in songs. (Retna)

5. 5. Heavy D initially came into the Hip-Hop game as a member of the group, “Heavy D & The Boyz.” (PR)

6. 6. Heavy D’s first album “Living Large” dropped in 1987. (PR)

7. 7. Heavy D has 7 albums: Living Large, Big Tyme, Peaceful Journey, Blue Funk, Nuttin’ But Love, Waterbed Hev, and Heavy. (PR)

8. 8. Heavy D & The Boyz did the theme song for the popular 90s show In Living Color. (PR)

9. 9. Heavy D was born in Jamaica in 1967 to a nurse and a machine technician. (PR)

10. 10. Heavy D became the first signed artist under Andre Harrell’s label, Uptown Records. (PR)

11. 11. Heavy D is the first rapper to become a president of a record label: Uptown Records. (PR)

12. 12. Heavy D was responsible for launching the careers of Soul 4 Real, Monifah, and DJ Pete Rock. (PR)

13. 13. Heavy D’s first movie role was in the film “Be Cool.” (PR)

14. 14. Heavy D’s hometown is Mount Vernon in New York City. (Retna)

15. 15. Heavy D starred in a 1990 Sprite commercial, the first rapper ever. (Retna)