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Legendary Music Mogul Andre Harrell Passes Away at Age 59

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Andre Harrell, founder of Uptown Records, legendary music mogul, and one half of this hip-hop duo Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde passed away on Friday, May 8th. He was 59 years old. While the cause of death is still unknown, DJ D Nice revealed the news during Friday night’s Club Quarantine IG Live shos. The […]

BET Teams Up With Andre Harrell For Uptown Records Bio Series

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The story of Uptown Records is coming to BET. Earlier today, the television network announced a three-part mini-series about the legendary record label. Founded by Andre Harrell in 1986, Uptown Records was known for launching the careers of musical legends in Hip-Hop and R&B including, Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, Heavy D & The Boyz, Teddy […]

Happy Birthday To “The Overweight Lover” Heavy D (R.I.P.)

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On this day in Hip Hop history, “The Overweight Lover” Heavy D was born in Mandeville, Jamaica in 1967. If he were alive today, he’d be 51 years old. Heavy D, born Dwight Errington Myers, moved to Mount Vernon, New York in the late 1970s. In the mid-1980s Heavy D along with DJ Eddie F […]