Photo and autograph courtesy of the G Archives.
I’m so saddened to hear about the death of rapper Heavy D (at the young age of 44) today. I loved his rapping on Janet Jackson’s “Alright,” Michael Jackson’s “Jam,” as well as the theme song for the TV show “In Living Color.” I was lucky enough to meet him several times and he was extremely cool. I remember one time in the 90s, my brother and I were walking down the streets of Los Angeles and we saw Heavy D driving down the street. The light was changing and we waved at him. He rolled down his window and signed autographs for us! So cool! They don’t make ’em like that anymore! RIP Heavy D!