The Final Farewell
The family of Heavy D, born Dwight Errington Myers, has decided to hold a public viewing of the recently departed hip hop icon for his fans on Thursday, November 16th. A private funeral for friends and family will be held the day after. In attendance will likely be Diddy, Mary J. Blige, the Wayans brother’s and the surviving members of Heavy D & the Boyz, DJ Eddie F and dancer G-Wiz.
Eddie F reached out to MTV last week to share some kind words about the Overweight Lover. “The thing that he did that may be apparent, but maybe a lot of people didn’t pay attention to it, he was the type of rapper like the hardest, hardest, hard rock was a fan of his, and he would move on the street,” Eddie F told MTV. “But then he was also respectful, and your mother, your grandmother could listen to Heavy D.”
The LA coroner has yet to announce the cause of death, although it’s been reported that Heavy D had pneumonia-like symptoms shortly before his passing last Tuesday.
Erick Sermon of EPMD Suffered A Heart Attack
As folks prepare to say their final farewell to Heavy D, news that Erick Sermon of EPMD suffered a heart attack on Saturday, sent another shockwave throughout the hip hop community – and beyond. Word was sent by DJ Scratch, who briefly tweeted the somber news of the 42 year-old rapper’s health status this weekend. “Erick Sermon had a heart attack today,” DJ Scratch wrote. “He’s ok, but still send your prayers. He is not on Twitter.” After receiving massive tweets from concerned fans, Sermon finally tweeted back saying “I wish yall tweet me this much when I tweet good news. Smh.”
On Sunday afternoon, Sermon contacted GlobalGrind to let his fans know he’s on the up & up. “I’m good!” he said, “I got two more tests on Monday and Tuesday then I’m home hopefully on Wednesday.”
via MTV News
Chris Rock Says Obama Will Be On Some “Gangsta Ish” if Re-elected
More news of Barack Obama-related commentary comes by way of shrewd, outspoken comedian, Chris Rock. As a guest on “WTF with Marc Maron,” Rock spoke in favor of the re-election of President Obama and added that, “There’s a f*^king art to the first term because you’re always running for a second term the whole time. It’s like Clinton’s first term,” Rock continued, “You can’t really do your gangsta sh*t until your second term… Even Bush couldn’t really f*^k up the world until his second term. That’s when he put the hammer down.”
Rock revealed his own frustration with Obama’s performance thus far, but expressed hope for real change in the event of a second term.
“I’m like everybody, I want more action. But I understand that he’s trying not to piss off a lot of people,” he said. “But I believe wholeheartedly if he’s back in, he’s going to do some gangsta sh*t.”
The “Never Scared” comedian threw around the f-word a few more times when reflecting on the differences between the governing skills of G-Dub and Barack Obama.
“The last George Bush we had was the first cable TV president we had. And what I mean by that … he was the first president that was only president to the people that voted for him,” he said. “He did not give a f*^k about the people that didn’t vote for him. Obama is actually trying to be president to the whole country and there’s a lot of compromise being president to the whole country. … In a weird way our complaints about Obama is because we miss Bush. We miss hating somebody. We miss the guy who didn’t give a f*^k. … Bush didn’t give a f*^k about us. He just really, really didn’t. We want revenge; we don’t want justice. That’s the problem with the Democrats. We want revenge.”