10. He's Jamaican
While many know that Heavy D was a Mount Vernon resident, he was actually born in Jamaica in 1967 to a nurse and a machine technician.
9. He Was a True Thespian
Heavy D was sure known for being a big fellow, but many forget how many big screen appearances he made. He’s been in 24 movies and most recently, the new Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller movie, Tower Heist.
8. Jack Of All Trades
Heavy D initially came into the Hip-Hop game as a member of the group, “Heavy D & The Boyz.” He was producing for the group while at the same time rapping. He later moved into acting and built a successful career out of that.
7. Seven Albums
Heavy D’s first album "Living Large" dropped in 1987. Since then, he’s done six more studio albums which was supposed to end with "Love Opus" sometime this year. Here are the rest of his albums and their release dates —"Big Tyme" (1989), "Peaceful Journey" (1991), "Blue Funk" (1993), "Nuttin’ But Love" (1994), "Waterbed Hev" (1997), and "Heavy" (1999).