Happy Sunday everybody! We have a host of birthdays to rifle through today!
We start off by remembering the man himself, Dwight Errington Myers, know affectionately to the world as Heavy D! Born May 24, 1967, Myers was hugely successful in hip-hop. He released his debut, Living Large, with Heavy D & The Boyz in 1987, and the album was hugely successful commercially. He would release 5 albums (Living Large, Big Tyme, Peaceful Journey, Blue Funk, and Nuttin’ But Love) before going simply by Heavy D with 1997’s Waterbed Hev. Along with that release, he would release three more albums prior to his death in 2011.
Myers was also an accomplished actor, having been in a number of films, including Who’s the Man, New Jersey Drive, B*A*P*S, The Cider House Rules, Life, and his final film, Tower Heist. He also had a recurring role in the nineties on Living Single alongside Queen Latifah, Kim Coles and Kim Fields, in addition to roles on shows like House of Payne, Law & Order: SVU, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Are We There Yet?, and The Tracy Morgan Show. He had an extensive resume in the acting world, and was highly revered.
RIP Heavy D!
The level of respect is infinite for Ms Patti! Known throughout the entertainment world as the “unofficial” mother of hip-hop stars, she has built a strong relationship with many artists, and regularly offers advice to many. Labelle has built a career, and a legacy that is unparalleled with that of anyone else. Her music has been the landscape of our lives for many years, and she’s still at it. More recently, she was a part of the cast of Dancing With The Stars, and made it pretty far into the season. We say Happy Birthday Ms Patti!
Larry Blackmon has amazed the world for decades as the frontman of the group Cameo. The group started out in 1974 and have gone strong ever since. They have rolled in circles with peers like Rick James, The Isley Brothers, and Earth, Wind, & Fire. While Cameo was rather popular throughout their first decade, it was their 1986 release, “Word Up!, that made them official superstars. That album also feature the hits Candy and Back & Forth. In all, Larry released 17 albums with Cameo.
Happy birthday Larry Blackmon
Others celebrating birthdays today include:
Actor Carl Payne, Basketball Superstar Tracy McGrady, Joe Dumars, and Elijah Burke!