When was Heavy D born? Heavy D was born on May 24.
Heavy D was born in 1967 as Dwight Arrington Myers. He came out of the Mt. Vernon section of New York in the 1970s. He was originally from Mandeville, Jamaica. He was the leader of Heavy D & the Boyz and had many successful albums in the 1980s-’90s. They were the first group signed to Uptown Records. Pete Rock, who is also Jamaican, was his cousin. He helped discover Monifah and Soul for Real.
Heavy D was known for his flow and singing voice. He often used reggae and dancehall in his rap records. He tragically passed away from a heart attack in 2011. He’s remembered by Teddy Riley and others as an incredible human being and one that contributed so much to rap culture and business.