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Russell Simmons Weighs In On Heavy D’s Influence On Hip Hop [Video]

Hip Hop mogul Russell Simmons sat down with VH1?s “Big Morning Buzz Live” yesterday to share his thoughts on Heavy D’s influence on hip-hop.

Simmons said he was blown away by Heavy’s vocals and melody when he first heard “Mr. Big Stuff. He said Heavy D was the first R&B rap star ever to be accepted by hardcore rap fans.

Heavy D passed away on Tuesday (Nov. 8th) at the age of 44.

Watch video below.