Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy D | Documentary

In late 2011 the world saw the loss of a great Hip-Hop legend Dwight “Heavy D” Arrington Myers. The life of the rapper and music producer who gained the respect of the entire HipHop scene throughout his career has now been recollected by artists who have been influenced by him in their career in a new documentary Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy D.

A sufferer of deep leg vein thrombosis, Heavy D died on November 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, aged 44, from a blood clot in his lung, after collapsing outside his home in Beverley Hills. His final words on Twitter: “Be Inspired.”

In the documentary, aired by Centric, we see the likes of Queen Latifah, Big Boy, Al B. Sure!, Mary J. Blige, Will Smith, Nia Long, Cee-Lo Green, Russell Simmons and more reflecting on the life of the inspirational artist narrated by MC Lyte.

The film also includes coverage of his funeral services in his native Mount Vernon, NY, with original score by acclaimed musician and composer George Duke – watch below.

+ Read our tribute: Heavy D: A Legend Gone Too Soon (May 24, 1967 – Nov 8, 2011)