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