*Busta Rhymes is honoring the memory of fellow rapper Heavy D with a new song.
Titled “You Ain’t Gotta Wait Till I’m Gone (Heavy D Tribute),” the track mourns the loss of his friend and colleague, who died Tuesday after neighbors found him lying unconscious outside his condo in Beverly Hills.
At the start of the track, Rhymes says, “I don’t want y’all to wait to celebrate my life when I’m gone. I want you to celebrate my life when I’m here. Heavy D, you inspired me my whole life; (it’s) amazing your last tweet said, ‘Be Inspired.’ Well you inspired this one playboy. Rest in peace.” [Scroll down to listen.]
A post mortem examination was carried out on Wednesday on Heavy D, and officials are awaiting the results of toxicology tests before determining the cause of death.