Heavy D releases first album in almost 10 years

Heavy D’s first album “Living Large” is one of the first cassettes (ewww, remember those?) that I ever bought as a child.tjndc5-5b1vq4tnznpui8i0gqo_original.jpg

Now I can add his new album “Vibes,” his first major studio recording since 1999, to my collection.

Heavy D is no question a hiphop legend and grew up in Mount Vernon. He gives props to the city in his 1987 song “Money earnin’ Mount Vernon.”

On “Vibes,” Heavy has D-viated from his hip hop sound to take up reggae music, which is more true to his family’s Jamaican roots. I gotta say, I really love what I’m hearing.

You can sample a few tracks on his MySpace.

(AP Photo/Universal Records)

Aman Ali

Aman Ali has been a mobile journalist for the Journal News since 2007. Prior to that he worked in Washington, D.C., for The Hill covering Capitol Hill politics and the 2008 Presidential race. An Ohio native, Ali received his degree in newspaper journalism from Kent State University. If he's not on assignment reporting, he can be found at home beating 12-year-olds online in Madden football on his Xbox 360.