Big Elvis to Shake Up Suspicious Minds at Coconut Creek Casino, Aug. 19
I can't even describe the feeling of simpatico brotherliness I felt whilst gazing at the cover of Rolling Stone a few days ago and seeing the moobtastic "large and in charge" photograph of our very own Rick Ross gracing the cover, all tacked up and topless for everyone to savor.
As an obese person myself, who's suffered the skinny-centric foils of society for three decades, this was a crowning point in something I've always known: Fat is beautiful. But it's been a long way to the top for us pudgers, and we must not forget those who have come before us.
Enjoy a few of our favorite "big boys" of the music industry after the jump.
6. P.M. Dawn - "Reality Used to be a Friend of Mine"
The Cordes brothers burst into the hip-hop/R&B scene back in the late '80s, early '90s, and it immediately stood out just how smooth Prince Be could be behind a microphone. With a repertoire featuring mostly introspective lyrics of lost loves, Prince's woes were a shoe-in for anybody who'd ever felt dejected and forlorn. This leads us to ask, are fat dudes the last true poets?
5. Heavy D & the Boyz - "Now That We Found Love"
Dwight Myers, AKA Heavy D's death last year on November 8 was a tragic blow to hip-hop and music in general. Always a larger-than-life persona, spouting positivity and good times. He will always represent a great era in hip-hop.