Heavy D & The Boyz

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McGruff the Crime Hound, droppin' the nine sound
From New York to out of town be knockin' them dimes down
This is how we do it in the N.Y.C.
All we really love is controversy

Heavy D, 'Can You Handle It'

Dwight Errington Myers (May 24, 1967 – November 8, 2011), better known as Heavy D, was a Jamaican-born American rapper, record producer, singer, actor, and former leader of Heavy D & the Boyz. Musically, his appeal was broad – he was able to mix elements of R&B, reggae, dance, and pop into his music. Moreover, he was an all-around talent – an agile dancer, a successful songwriter and producer, a naturalistic actor, and an astute businessman who held an executive-level position. Even after his tenure as a mainstream artist effectively ended, he maintained a steady level of popularity all the way through into the 2000s. He produced tracks for the likes of Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel, and his own albums continued to go gold.