Heavy D

This week, I had to spend some time paying respect to Heavy D, who passed away suddenly on November 8th. Adding to the tragedy of his untimely early death are the rumours of planned return to the music industry (with his cousin Pete Rock, no less), especially after a really strong performance at this year’s BET awards. Hip Hop trivia tid bit: Pete Rock and CL Smooth’s They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) was written with Trouble T. Roy, one of Heavy D’s dancers, in mind.

I remember way back in the day, I recorded the A Different World episode where Heavy D guested and I studied the dance moves carefully, rewinding and replaying the closing credits over and over again to get Heav’s dancers’ and Ron’s moves down.

[skip to 7:28 if you’re short on time]

It’s fun seeing that clip again. Back then, everyone had a pair of dancers and a DJ with them at shows and in videos.


After a break, I had to play a couple of tracks from the Blastmaster himself, KRS-1, ahead of his Calgary show. Then we rolled through some more hip hop and ended off with some dubstep.

Too late! File removed (mp3 – 82Mb)

The Fat Beat Diet – November 14th, 2011
Mixed/Hosted by Marco Primo

artist – name [time]
Grover Washington, Jr. – Mister Magic [8:30:23 PM]
dj jazzy jeff and the fresh prince – a touch of jazz
Salt N Pepa – My Mike Sounds Nice
Heavy D & The Boyz – You Ain’t Heard Nuttin Yet
Heavy D & The Boyz – Mr. Big Stuff
Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth – The Basement feat. Heavy D., Robo-o, Grap And Dida
Heavy D & The Boyz – More Bounce
Gladys Knight & The Pips – The Way We Were
Krs-one – A Friend [8:53:59 PM]
Boogie Down Productions – Dope Beat
KRS 1 – MC’s Act Like They Don’t Know
KRS 1 – Step Into A World
KRS 1 – Outta Here
KRS 1 – bdp freestyle
Black Moon – Buck ‘Em Down (Instrumental) [9:05:56 PM]
Ricca Razor Sharp – Dance to the New Drum
Dragon Fli Empire – Tight Spot (feat. Mindbender)
The Dirty Sample – Poet, Prophet, Healer
M.E.D. – Classic
J-Live – The Me And You
The Roots – Someone Is Late To Dentist Appointment
People Under The Stairs – Teeth
Common – Sweet
DJ Shadow – Untitled Heavy Beat pt i & ii
Beastie Boys – Sabrosa
Rick Ross – Everyday i’m Hustling (Instrumental) [9:30:18 PM]
T.I. – What You Know Instrumental
aMBaSSaDoR RiCK – RiCHaRD PRioR prod.by Ecks
Maverick Sabre – Let Me Go – True Tiger Remix
Photek – Avalanche
Pinch & Roska – Paranormal Activity
Chase & Status feat. Liam Bailey – Blind Faith
2000F & J Kamata – You Don’t Know What Love Is
Mala – In Luv
Caspa, Rusko – Rock Bottom (Original Mix)
Feist and DZ – My Moon, My Dub (DZ Remix) [9:54:36 PM]