Heavy D & The Boyz

Heavy D & the Boyz were the popular rap group led by Heavy D, a Jamaican-born MC not afraid to poke fun at his weight. Heavy D has been called “the genre’s equivalent of Luther Vandross,” according to AllMusic.com, and indeed, he was a lovable, nonthreatening, radio-friendly rhymer able to cross over to MTV and […]

The passing of Don Cornelius has hit the music community hard. Eddie F., who was the DJ for Heavy D & The Boyz, called into Atlanta’s Majic 107.5/97.5 radio station yesterday. He shared some memories of the two legends. “Don Cornelius was one of the original pioneers of music on television,” Eddie F commented, “He created […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)Wishard Hospital 1001 West 10th Street Indianapolis, IN 1001 West 10th StreetIndianapolis, IN When: July 15, 1990 What: While horsing around after a show, Troy “Trouble T-Roy” Dixon, one of Heavy D’s dancers, fell off a balcony and died from his injuries. T-Roy’s passing, though tragic, inspired a […]

Troy Dixon, better known to the world as Trouble T-Roy, was a member of Heavy D & The Boyz who died after a fall from a stage during a rehearsal in 1990 and immortalized in Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth’s classic single “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)”