heavy d*The life of rap pioneer and legend Heavy D is set to air documentary style on Centric TV this Sunday.

Appropriately titled, “Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy D,” it will feature exclusive interviews with the rapper’s family and other close friends and artists like Will Smith, Mary J. Blige, and Queen Latifah.

Born Dwight Myers, the influential rapper took the reigns of Hip Hop in the late 80s and early 90s as the front man for Heavy D and The Boyz. His career began to flourish from there as an independent artist, producer and actor.

He died last November at age 44, from a blood clot in his lung.

Heavy D also contributed to the growth and tremendous success of other artists like Diddy and Jay-Z.

Myers’ talents went beyond the studio to the theater and television. He appeared in “The Tracy Morgan Show”, “Law and Order”, “Boston Public” and other shows. He most recently played a courthouse guard in “Tower Heist.”

According to Centric, “Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy D” airs February 26 at 11P/10C.