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Celebrities Gone Too Soon

The entertainment world has lost more than a few pioneering entertainers in recent years. This list serves to highlight those who’ve left an impression so…

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10 Rap Stars Who Have Gone Reggae

A lot of hype was made over Snoop Dogg's transition to Snoop Lion last year, but he's not the only one who has wanted to…

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Heavy D Documentary to Air on Centric

Heavy D's life story will be chronicled in a documentary airing Sunday on Centric TV.The Huffington Post reports that Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy…

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The Cause of Heavy D’s Death Finally Revealed

The mystery around Heavy D's death has found some answers today. TMZ reports the rapper died from a pulmonary embolism caused by deep leg vein…

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The 2011 Soul Train Awards Performances and Winners

Last night, the 2011 Soul Train Awards aired on BET. From Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, performers such as Doug E. Fresh, Goodie Mobb, Naughty by Nature,…


From the VIBE Vault: Heavy D Talks About Diddy, Queen Latifah, and Michael Jackson

As family, friends and hip-hop's fellow artists, pioneers and journalists gave their last farewell's to the self-proclaimed 'Overweight Lover' this past Friday, VIBE…

Jay-Z, Diddy, Queen Latifah, and More Pay Respects To Heavy D At Funeral

Yesterday the world said goodbye to one of music's greats, Heavy D. His funeral was held at Grace Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, NY, and…


Rest In Power: Heavy D’s Funeral–Live Stream

The late Heavy D's funeral is being held at Grace Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, NY today and the services are being streamed live. Watch…


Peep This – Heavy D’s Final Interview on Music, Life, New Book

In what would end up being one of Heavy D’s final interviews, V103 Atlanta radio personality Ramona Debreaux and comedian Chris Spencer spoke with the…


Heavy D Autopsy Results Come Back Inconclusive

It appears more tests will be needed to determine the cause of death of rapper Heavy D. According to the LA Times, the results of…


DMX Says Heavy D Helped Inspire Him to Focus on Rap

Hip-hop legends never die. Though they might not be with us in the physical, the lasting impact that immortal MCs leave behind with their music…

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DMC Remembers Heavy D: ‘He Was Like The Smokey Robinson Of Hip-Hop’

While at the 25th anniversary event of Run DMC's "My Adidas," VIBE.com caught up with DMC for his thoughts on the passing of the legendary…


The Hip-Hop Community Mourns Heavy D’s Death

Yesterday music lost a great talent, Heavy D. With his passing coming unexpectedly many of hip-hop and R&B's stars were caught off guard by Heavy's…


BREAKING – Heavy D Dead At 44

In sad news this Tuesday, the hip-hop world loses a favorite with the death of Heavy D. Legend Grandmaster Flash tweeted the news, while a…


V Confidential: Kanye Throws a Chicken Fit at Common’s Charity Concert

Apparently, Kanye West's character-check getaway isn't going too well.


Common Sense Makes Dollars for Charity

Rapper Common and his Common Ground Foundation held the second annual "Common & Friends" concert in Hollywood on Saturday night (September 26).