On this day in Jamaican History: Jamaican American rapper Sean

Jamaican American rapper Heavy D was born Dwight Errington Myers on May 24, 1967 in Mandeville, Jamaica.

He was raised by his parents, Eulahlee Myers, a nurse, and Clifford Vincent Myers, a technician.

When he was 4 years old, his parents moved from Jamaica to the Bronx, New York.

He was the former leader of the hip hop group Heavy D & the Boyz, which had many hits in the late 1980s and 1990s. Here’s Heavy D singing “Now That We Found Love” Heavy D & the Boyz were the first group signed to Uptown Records, with Heavy D as frontman and sole rapper.

The album was a commercial success. Big Tyme was a breakthrough that included four hits.

Roy” died at age 22 in a fall on July 15, 1990, in Indianapolis.

Dixon’s death led to a tribute on the next platinum album, Peaceful Journey.

Pete Rock & CL Smooth created a tribute to Trouble T.

Roy titled “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)” which is considered a hip hop classic. Heavy D died on November 8, 2011, in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 44.

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