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Though Heavy D was the self-proclaimed “overweight lover,” he was also one of the nimblest rappers of his era, and his swift flow is the defining element of 1989’s Big Tyme. While other rappers roared like lions, Heavy handled himself with the sleek confidence of a leopard. He was also an exceptional nurturer of young talent in its formative stage. A teenage Teddy Riley helped Heavy turn hip-hop into club music on “We Got Our Own Thang,” while Pete Rock delivered the luxurious funk and reggae of “Mood for Love” and “Big Tyme.”

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APPLE: Please provide a better review!

I agree with the last rating. I don't know WHO reviewed this, but it's bizarre at best. Heavy D hails from Mount Vernon, not Long Island (Long Island would be home of De La Soul, NOT Heavy D. Also, Heavy D was NEVER a "hard core" fact, that label for rap was not even typically used at the time. Heavy D and The Boyz represent a time when hip hop was either of two things: fun and/or educational. THIS was real hip hop. Not the buffoonery that we have now...the buffoonery that we so unfortunately label "hard core hip hop". Big Tyme represented the fusion of New Jack Swing, Jamaican Yard-style, and Hip Hop. The album is excellent if you're interested in listening to real/classic hip hop and exhausted with today's version. I'm giving this album a ten. I'm also asking Apple to PLEASE provide a more appropriate album review. The above review is just hilarious, at best.

who reviews these?

Just like Jazz, The story of hip hop is being recorded and told by people who are not of the "culture" so the facts get screwed up. Heavy D is NOT a Long Island MC. If you heard his first LP Livin' Large then you would know he's from Mt. Vernon.

I miss the real Hip Hop

I miss the old school music where it had a purpose and meaning but now it's all a bunch of young kids who have no style.


Formed: 1986 in Mount Vernon, NY

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '80s, '90s

Heavy D (born Dwight Errington Myers) formed Heavy D & the Boyz with high-school friends DJ Eddie F (born Eddie Ferrell), Trouble T-Roy (born Troy Dixon), and G. Whiz (born Glen Parrish). Their demo tape reached Def Jam executive André Harrell, who was in the process of forming his own label, Uptown. Harrell made Heavy D & the Boyz the first artists signed to Uptown in 1986, and they released their debut album, Living Large, in 1987. The singles "Mr. Big Stuff" and "The Overweight Lover's in the...
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