Months following his death, hip hop is still mourning the loss of Heavy D, as fans never truly had a chance to heal, with so many other icons passing away. Despite losing Heavy D last fall, his name will go on in 2012 and Nas is one reason for this. When choosing the long-awaited second single from his long-awaited tenth album, Nas chose the Heavy D-produced “The Don.”
Before Heavy D died, Salaam Remi played the single for Nas and he immediately decided it was going to be the single. Nas said the song would be golden once it was chosen as a single. During the development of the song, Heavy D passed away, however. After Heavy D’s death, Remi informed Nas of who was composing the track.
With Heavy D gone, Da Internz came in and completed the song. Heavy D was impressed with the first single, “Nasty,” so he delivered another single to Nas. In his interview with MTV News, this, along with much more is discussed.
Watch the entire interview below:
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