CENTRIC Honors Legendary Rapper Heavy D in the First Original Documentary Since His Death
"BE INSPIRED: THE LIFE OF HEAVY D" Premieres Sunday, February 26 At 11 p.m.*
Special guests include: Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah, Will Smith, Doug E. Fresh, Cee-Lo Green, and many more.
NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, February 26 at 11 p.m.*, CENTRIC premieres the first documentary celebrating Heavy D since his death. The hour-long documentary includes interviews and testimonies from entertainment heavyweights including Mary J. Blige , Queen Latifah , Will Smith , Brett Ratner , MC Lyte, and more. Viewers will hear stories about the late rapper from his family and other artists who formed early hip-hop including Doug E. Fresh , Big Daddy Kane and Kurtis Blow . Interviews include Queen Latifah reflecting on Heavy D as a mentor and Will Smith discussing their early beginnings together in hip-hop and Hollywood. Fans will experience how his music impacted hip-hop and pioneered the way for other MCs, and will also enjoy performance footage including Heavy D's last televised performance at the BET Hip-Hop Awards on October 11, 2011.
*All times ET/PT
CENTRIC is a 24-hour music and entertainment channel that reflects the lifestyle and sophistication of today's African-American and multicultural adult viewer. With a finger on the pulse of an ever-changing beat, its compelling music content fuses Soul, R&B, Neo-Soul, Hip Hop, Reggae, Gospel, Jazz, Old School, New School and everything in between with today's hottest artists. It is a unique of mix of music, culture and lifestyle programming that embodies the lives, tastes and aspirations of the CENTRIC viewer: All you. All day. All night.
Carly Zipp , 212-205-3159, firstname.lastname@example.org
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