Carl Thomas’ “Summer Rain” & Other Songs You Didn’t Know Heavy D Wrote/Produced
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I was a huge fan of Heavy D. My father was a fan and since he was the one buying the music in the nineties, it was his taste we were exposed to. My dad played a wide variety of music but Heavy D always stood out. One, because he was one of the only rappers my father could play that didn’t have my mother kissing her teeth at the profanity-laden of misogynistic lyrics. The other day, I watched his episode of “Unsung” and realized all over again, how special he was, outside of his musical abilities. Everyone who spoke about him, remarked on his kindness. During his life, Heavy D was particularly interested in helping and nurturing new talent. As a result, here are some of the artists he worked with either writing or producing their songs.