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 continues to remember the legendary hip-hop performer, known to the masses as Heavy D. We took time to dig through the crates of the VIBE vault and highlighted a few notable Heavy D features and quotes.
Starting in our September 1993 issue, Hev gave Diddy — known as Puffy back then — his props on his musical ear and A&R talents and blunt opinions.He also gave words of wisdom to Queen Latiah, talked about Michael Jackson and more. –Shabazz
September 1993 Issue
Heavy D keeps it real with Diddy back in ’93
“Slowly yet surely realizing that what he has a gift. In my opinion, Puffy was responsible for Father MC, Mary J. Blige, and Jodeci. Especially Jodeci. You gotta remember that they had a record out before, and they only blew up when Puffy got in the loop. But Puffy has to realize that that gift ain’t for him. It’s for other people.”