Following the unexpected death of Heavy D, his first cousin Pete Rock spoke to Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds about hearing that his relative passed away.

“A couple of SKYY vodkas last night, just trying to fathom the thought of all of this. It’s very hurtful. This man, he gave me everything, you know?” he said. “It’s unbelievable. I didn’t expect this to happen so fast. I was just with him, two weeks ago at his house. I spent the night. He didn’t even want me to leave, he didn’t want me to go. I laughed at him, it was crazy.”

PR said that while visiting him in Los Angeles, California, Heavy D was interested in getting back to his Hip Hop roots and they recorded a song together.

“We did something. I finished something with him like two weeks ago, finished. When people call you that don’t call you and then your phone is just blowing up with those kind of calls, my stomach got kind of weak. DJ Scratch called me first because that’s my homie, and he let me know,” he continued. “I felt like he was my guider, the person who put me in place. He was my number one believer.”

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