I can’t believe that barely a week after we get the news of an In Living Color revival on Fox, we get the polar opposite news that Heavy D has died at the age of 44, cause of death unknown. I really don’t know what to say, I totally didn’t see this coming. His biggest hits may seem dated to those who have grown up in a world where rap is pop, but he continued to work hard in the world of music even if he may not have had the impact of his earliest work.
I really enjoyed this interview, which ends on a note which seems appropriate today as he looks back on his career as a whole:
I think that I have the work, I’ve put the work in, I love the art and the culture and I’m not ashamed of anything I’ve done. I think that’s a great way to be.
It’s depressing that he goes on to talk about what he still could accomplish over the next twenty years or so, but it’s a lesson for people never to let a moment go wasted. You really never do know how much time you’ll be given.