1. Heavy D Remembered in 'Be Inspired' Documentary

    February 22, 2012 9:37 PM EST 0 0 0 The story of late rap pioneer Heavy D will be chronicled in a documentary airing Sunday on Centric TV. "Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy D" will feature interviews with the Jamaican-born rapper's family and artists such as Will Smith, M ...

  2. 12 No. 12 R&B/Hip-Hop Hits for 2012

    January 10, 2012 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Last January, Chart Beat paid respects to songs that peaked at No. 11 on various Billboard charts, just one spot from a more fortunate top 10 rank. Still, several No. 11 hits have gone on to become well-worn classics, including the Beatles ' &q ...

  3. Heavy D Funeral Attracts Family, Stars, a Letter From Obama

    November 18, 2011 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Hip-hop star Heavy D was remembered through laughter and tears at a funeral service Friday in his home town of Mount Vernon, N.Y. that included anecdotes from longtime friend Diddy and words of encouragement for his young daughter, delivered in a le ...

  4. Puffy's Defense Rests

    March 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sean "Puffy" Combs recalled the frantic scene at a trendy Times Square dance club the night three people were shot in late 1999, saying he believed he was the target of the shooting. Combs' defense r Sean "Puffy" Combs recal ...