Heavy D. Lands Cover Of Jet, Finishing Play, New Album

Rapper/actor Hev aka

Heavy D, has landed on this week’s Jet Magazine cover because of his role in the

successful play “Medal of Honor Rag.” Hev said it was

an honor landing on the cover of the influential African-American lifestyle

weekly, which has been in publication since 1951.

“It’s an

honor for me to be on the cover of Jet Magazine. I remember growing up and being

inspired by all the great people of color gracing the cover,” Hev told

AllHipHop.com. “To be a part of that legacy is a special thing for me.”

“Medal of

Honor Rag” kicked off in June of 2005 and is executive produced by fellow

rapper Will Smith. The performances are sold out and will come to a close Nov.

6 at the Egyptian Arena Theater in Los Angeles, California.

The play centers

on a clinically depressed Vietnam veteran named Dale Jackson and his relationship

with a New York psychiatrist.

Such rappers as

Nas, Jay-Z, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Eve, Mary J. Blige, Laurence Fishburne

and others have attended the critically acclaimed play.

Organizers said

100% of the proceeds from the play will be donated to the victims of Hurricane

Katrina.

In related news,

Hev is preparing to release his new untitled album through a recently inked

deal with RMD Entertainment/Bungalo Records.

The album boasts

production from Sean “Diddy” Combs, Pharrell Williams and Hev himself.

"This is the

type of project we were looking for to effectively brand the RMD name in the

Hip Hop market place,” said RMD President Giorgio Costonis. “It

is a project from an established artist that solidifies our relationship with

Bungalo Records and makes a very strong statement to Universal Music and Video

Distribution that RMD Entertainment and Bungalo Records are going to be bringing

high profile projects to the table now and in the future."

No release date was available

for the album as of press time.

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