Friday, November 11, 2011

"BE INSPIRED" Dwight Errington Myers


I don't normally get very upset about celebrity comings and goings as their lives have little relation to my own.  There are a few I remember: Elvis because he died on my 11th birthday and for the better part of the last 34 years that's been a big story on MY big day; Michael Jackson of course; and Bernie Mac comes to mind as well. But I was stunned and numbed upon hearing the death of my favorite rapper of all time: Heavy D.  Oh my goodnes, I LOVED me some Dwight Errington Myers aka Heavy D.  He seemed just an all around great package - cute, great dancer, non-apologetic for being the Overweight Lover, and pretty clean rapper who talked around sex in a fun "20-something" way which is just what we were when he burst on the scene over 2 decades ago. His song Black Coffee was my anthem in the 90s. Any time I've heard it as part of an "old school jam" it always escalated a certain pride in all this brown voluptuousness. My 14 year old even knows the song. Thanks my Sweet Brown Prince Dwight for singing the praises of strong black women and making us have a good, danceable time in the process.  His last twitter update on Monday night was "Be Inspired" and I always was when Heavy was at the mic. The article linked below by Alvin Blanco entitled The Rapper You Could Bring Home to Mama is a fitting tribute.  And yes, my Mama loved Heavy D and would have welcomed him in her home...gladly.  You will surely be missed - R. I. P. http://www.theroot.com/views/rapper-you-could-bring-home-mama







Just one more - RIP Heavy D



1 comment:

kris said...

I'm smiling. This?

Thanks my Sweet Brown Prince Dwight for singing the praises of strong black women and making us have a good, danceable time in the process.

What a lovely thing to say about someone you've never known -- what a kick ass impact you're describing his music to have on you. Kick. Ass.

Thanks for your lovely comment on my site. Yes, yes, YES may we -- and so many women just like us -- find love and passion and fulfillment in so many ways in this life.

So glad to have found you.