“Heavy Mr. Big Stuff” (Heavy D Tribute)

    In just the three days since Heavy D’s sudden tragic passing earlier this week, numerous tributes to the hip-hop/R&B icon have surfaced. Along with dedicated radio shows from Marley Marl and Mister Cee, rappers such as Busta Rhymes and DJ Quik have come forward with musical odes to Heavy D. Here, we have Quik’s “Heavy Mr. Big Stuff,” a booming track that carries an equally somber and playful tone. It serves as a proper thank-you to the fallen legend, who helped pave the way for so many hip-hop and R&B artists we’ve also come to recognize as pioneers for the genre. Stream the track below.