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