Patricia Louise Holt born 5/24/44 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dwight Errington Myers sunrise 5/24/67 Jamaica, sunset 11/8/2011, Los Angeles, California.
Patti Labelle aka “Godmother of soul”.
Myers aka Heavy D.
Labelle fronted Patti Labelle and the Blue Bells and Labelle.
Heavy D fronted Heavy D and the Boyz.
Labelle was the first black vocal group to grace the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
Heavy D was the first rapper to head a major music label as president of Uptown Records.
Both were also actors.
Heavy D rapped on Michael Jackson’s Jam and sung the theme songs for In Living Color and MADtv.
Heavy D credited with getting Jodeci signed and for getting Diddy his first job in the music business as an intern at Uptown.