While everybody from the hip hop industry and fans are mourning of another legend we lost a lot of his close friends still can’t understand how this happened so fast. DJ Premier told us he and Heavy D talked with each other no too long ago that he was working on another “Blue Funk” album called “Blue Funk 2”. “Blue Funk” was released on January 12, 1993 for Uptown Records and was produced by DJ Eddie F, DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Jesse West aka 3rd Eye and Tony Dofat. Blue Funk made it to #40 on the Billboard 200 and #7 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and was certified gold. The album spawned three singles, “Who’s the Man”, “Blue Funk” and “Truthful”. Guests on the album include Terri & Monica, 3rd Eye, Busta Rhymes, Guru, Rob-O and for the first time The Notorious B.I.G. Till this day still considered to be a classic (next to his other classics) he wanted to go back today to the hip hop basic roots by releasing “Blue Funk 2”.
Cousin Pete Rock told us later today he already finished a song with him 2 weeks ago and that everything was looking fine. “We did something. I finished something with him like two weeks ago, finished. When people call you that don’t call you and then your phone is just blowing up with those kind of calls, my stomach got kind of weak. DJ Scratch called me first because that’s my homie, and he let me know,” he continued. “I felt like he was my guider, the person who put me in place. He was my number one believer.”
He made a lot of good music and opened a lot of doors for a lot of people, R.I.P. Mr. Legend!
DJ Premier will probably doing a tribute for Heavy D on his weekly radio show on Sirius XM this friday.