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Documentary on life of rapper Heavy D to air

4:21 PM, Feb 22, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The story of late rap icon Heavy D will be highlighted in a documentary airing Sunday on Centric TV.

The 24-hour channel, part of the BET Network, says "Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy D" will feature interviews with the Jamaican-born rapper's family and artists such as Will Smith, Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah.

Heavy D, whose given name was Dwight Myers, is considered one of the most influential rap artists of the late 1980s and early 1990s, both as the front man for his group, Heavy D and The Boyz, and as a solo artist. He died last November at age 44, from a blood clot in his lung.

Centric said the documentary includes footage from Heavy D's last televised performance, at the BET Hip-Hop Awards last October.

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