RIP: Heavy D

Whoa, whoa, holy shit! Heavy D. died today? As far as final words go, well, final tweets, his was a great one. He said, “Be Inspired.”

The rapper was 44. His cause of death was not immediately known.

Heavy D, born Dwight Arrington Myers, was one of the most influential rappers of the 1990s. He was the leader of the hip-hop trio Heavy D & the Boyz, which gained mainstream fame for the theme song for the TV show “In Living Color.” (The song was first “In Living Color,” Heavy D & the Boyz later recorded a new theme, “Cause That’s the Way You Livin’ When You’re in Living Color.”) Heavy D also rapped on Michael Jackson’s “Jam” and Janet Jackson’s “Alright.”

Um, okay. Thanks ABC. You’re telling me Heavy D.’s greatest contribution to the golden era of rap was doing the theme song to In Living Color? Good god. “Now That We Found Love” is still the fucking jam.

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