Centric to Air Heavy D Tribute Documentary ‘Be Inspired’ [Preview Clips]Published by Justin Joseph on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 12:21 pm.
When Heavy D performed a medley of his greatest hits at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards in early October, no one could imagine that it would mark his last televised performance. Born Dwight Myers, the “Overweight Lover” who built a career off his danceable tunes throughout the late 80s and 90s, passed away less than a month later, shocking his family, friends and fans.
In remembrance of his life and musical legacy, Centric will air Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy D, a one-hour original documentary that chronicles his life and career. Vintage interviews and performances will be intertwined with personal reflections from family and celebrity friends including, Will Smith, Mary J. Blige, Eddie F., Anthony Hamilton, Queen Latifah and Kim Fields.
The documentary will also feature emotional coverage of his funeral services in his native Mount Vernon, NY, off set by an original score by acclaimed musician and composer George Duke.
An avid user of Twitter, on the day of his death, November 8, the 44 year old performer left what would be his last tweet: “Be Inspired.”—words that would ring true for the world of hip-hop, and the new generation of music listeners discovering his music for the first time.
Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy D airs February 26 at 11P/10C.