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.
(AP Photo/Universal Records)
DMX is slated to remain in jail through his court date in October — the same month when fellow LoHud rapper Lucky Me is expected to be sentenced.
This begs the question: If the Yonkers-raised, Bedford-dwelling Ruff Ryder and the Central Nyack icon met behind bars, would the encounter more likely spawn a triple-platinum collaboration or rap’s best beef since 50 Cent and Ja Rule? Post your predictions below. Hypothetical (and clean) song titles are also welcome.
And while you’re at it, vote in the new poll in the right margin: Who’s the best rapper with ties to the Lower Hudson Valley? We’re starting you off with Diddy (Mount Vernon), DMX, Heavy D (Mount Vernon), Jadakiss (Yonkers), Jay-Z (Scarsdale), Lucky Me and Styles P (Yonkers). Feel free to add your own suggestions as long as they actually exist and at some point lived in the LoHud (Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties).
(Photo of DMX: AP Photo/Louis Lanzano; Photo of Lucky Me: The Journal News/Vincent DiSalvio.)