There’s no way that we can say that we’ll be disappointed by the upcoming Janet Jackson tribute on the BET Awards this Sunday because it didn’t happen yet, but we can’t say we’re not a little skeptical by choices of Tinashe and Jason Derulo (who will be joined by Ciara and Chris Brown) to perform. This won’t be […]


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, and indeed, he was a lovable, nonthreatening, radio-friendly rhymer able to cross over to MTV and […]

When rapper Heavy D passed away in 2011 from a pulmonary embolism, the public saw his family rally together and settle his affairs. It seems there is one piece of business they didn’t handle was his will and the governing of the late rapper’s estate. Heavy D”s brother Floyd Myers filed court papers seeking control […]

This Black History Month, The Urban Daily looks back at a variety of memorable African-American moments from 2000 to 2012. Spanning the worlds of entertainment, sports and technology, some of these moments will fill folks with pride while others may frustrate you. Here’s to the last 12 years of our history! Moment: Veteran Rapper And […]

Dwight Errington Meyers had a way with words whether he was rhyming or not. “God gave me a gift to put people at ease,” said the artist known to the world as Heavy D, years before his untimely death in November of 2011. His pensive words were floating over a smokey loop of “Popcorn With […]

The rapper known as Nas has returned to the form that garnered him millions of fans and insurmountable amounts of adulation. Nas dropped what is sure to be a spring/summer banger, “The Don.” Produced by Salaam Remi, Da Internz, and the late great Heavy D. The Queensbridge MC shouts out the deceased rapper too. (“Heavy […]

The life of Heavy D will get the documentary treatment on BET’s sister channel Centric TV. As The Huffington Post reports, Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy D features interviews with some of his closest friends and colleagues. The Jamaican born MC’s life will be reflected upon by Will Smith, Mary J. Blige, and Queen […]

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 […]

After Heavy D died unexpectedly on November 8th, there was speculation about the cause of his death, but now we know what happened. According to TMZ, a pulmonary embolism killed Heav. In addition, a deep leg vein thrombosis, a long flight and heart disease may have been contributing factors. Pulmonary embolisms are usually triggered by […]

This year celebrated the style and influence of Black men with our first annual G-List. During our on site festivities at Frank’s Chop Shop we asked G-Lister D-Nice about a vintage piece of 90s style–his leather from the “Self Destruction” video. “I got that made by Dapper Dan,” he said of the iconic hip-hop […]

African-Americans frequently look towards race and economic factors as our biggest challenges, but there are self-inflicted problems that are literally killing us. The recent and untimely deaths of Heavy D and Patrice O’Neal has made the health issues that arise from being overweight very hard to ignore. According to HuffPost, obesity is a “full-blown crisis […]

In the new comedy The Sitter Jonah Hill plays Noah, a 20-something year old college dropout who will do just about anything to get laid. In his quest to “pound vag”, the one woman he can’t have sends him on an impossible mission while he is babysitting some bad ass kids. Method Man is Jacobly, […]