Livin’ Large

If you dismiss Heavy D. as only being the guy who rapped the In Living Color theme song, then you are doing yourself a disservice. The Money earnin’ Mount Vernon native, along with the Fat Boys, made it possible for fatties everywhere to gain respect for their talent rather than their smooth looks, as evidenced on funk strong songs like Chunky But Funky, The Overweight Lover’s In The House, and Overweighter, the latter which samples ABC by the Jackson 5.

But it’s not all about the calories – this is just a pure fun party album, much in the vein of lighthearted fare like Nice and Smooth’s debut. Cuts like On The Dance Floor, Mr Big Stuff (remix), and Moneyearnin’ Mount Vernon will put a smile on your face thinking about how rap used to be. Producers include Teddy Riley (who along with Heavy D helped usher in the New Jack Swing era), Marley Marl, and Al B Sure.

One more thing – I’d be remiss in not mentioning the name of this blog comes from Pete Rock and CL Smooth’s dedication to Trouble T Roy, one of Heavy D’s dancers who died on tour in 1990. RIP


1) “The Overweight Lovers in the House”- 3:34
2) “Nike”- 2:00
3) “Chunky But Funky” (Remix)- 3:57
4) “Dedicated”- 4:10
5) “Here We Go”- 3:43
6) “On the Dance Floor”- 2:59
7) “Moneyearnin’ Mount Vernon”- 3:32
8) “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me”- 2:12
9) “Overweighter”- 3:15
10) “I’m Getting Paid”- 3:29
11) “Rock the Bass”- 3:44
12) “Mr. Big Stuff” (Remix)- 3:23
13) “Don’t You Know” feat. Al B. Sure


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3 Responses to “Livin’ Large”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Extremely dope.

  2. Lewis says:

    dope. BTW, has anyone heard details on Heavy D's rumored upcoming dancehall album? If you heard him on Super Cat's joint back in the day, you know what's up.

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