Rap legend Heavy D — one of the most influential rappers of the ’90s — died earlier today … TMZ has learned.
Heavy D — real name Dwight Arrington Myers — was rushed to an L.A. hospital around noon today … and was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1 PM. He was 44 years old.
We’ve learned a 911 call was placed from Heavy’s Beverly Hills home around 11:25 AM to report an unconscious male on the walkway .
When help arrived, we’re told Heavy D was conscious and speaking — and was transported to a nearby hospital.
He died a short time later.
Cops are investigating the death — and so far, there are no obvious signs of foul play.
Heavy D died less than 24 hours after tweeting his condolences to legendary boxer Joe Frazier who died Monday, Nov. 7 of cancer. Heavy D’s final tweet was “BE INSPIRED!”
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
After sparring with liver cancer, former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier passed away last night at his Philadelphia home. He was 67. The boxing and Hip-Hop community shared their condolences via Twitter. R.I.P. Smokin’ Joe.
French Montana’s officially the hottest N-word in the Hood. Over the weekend, Hot 97′s Angie Martinez snapped him and Kanye West backstage at the Watch The Throne concert in New Jersey. For weeks, rumors have swirled that he was signing to Ye’s G.O.O.D. Music label. Evidently, the courtship caught the New York Post’s attention and documented it today in their famed Page Six column.
It seems Kanye West hasn’t given up on signing “Shot Caller” rapper French Montana to his Def Jam label “G.O.O.D.” Sources at Jay-Z and West’s “Watch the Throne” concert at New Jersey’s Izod Center Saturday say West was “all over” Montana backstage. Since Montana left Akon’s Konvict Muzik, he’s been flirting with West and Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group. Montana tweeted a photo with West backstage hinting that he’d signed with him. West was later spotted at the Darby Downstairs sitting near the DJ booth where Mick Boogie was spinning.