Heavy D
Heavy D

Birth name

Dwight Errington Myers


24 May 1967
Mandeville, Jamaica


Mount Vernon, New York, United States


8 November 2011 (aged 44)
Beverly Hills, California, United States


Hip hop, new jack swing, R&B, reggae fusion


Rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, music executive, record producer

Years active



Uptown, MCA

Associated acts

Big Pun, Heavy D & the Boyz, Marley Marl, Pete Rock

Dwight Errington Myers (24 May 1967 - 8 November 2011), better known by his stage name Heavy D, was a Jamaican-born American rapper, record producer, singer, actor and former leader of the hip hop group Heavy D & the Boyz. The group maintained a large fanbase in the United States throughout the 1990s, and released five albums as a group before disbanding after their 1994 album Nuttin' But Love. Heavy D recorded several solo albums before passing away on the 8th of November 2011 due to pulmonary embolism.


Main article: Heavy D discography

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