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Heavy D Peaceful Journey

Heavy D, “You’re on my mind and I wish you a peaceful journey; brother I hope you hear me.”

I remember buying this album at one of the Trans World record stores in the Copley Mall across from Back Bay station in Boston while I was attending Emerson College.

I wasn’t a huge rap fan but I had a lot of respect for certain guys like Heavy D who always seemed to be a gentleman. He seemed to stay classy throughout his career even after transitioning to a label exec and an actor.

I loved his cover of Third World’s “Now That We’ve Found Love” with it’s four on the floor house beat. I was clubbing a lot and wondered why it didn’t get much play in underground house clubs. Also loved his fun attempt at reggae with “Body & Mind” with Daddy Freddy. Teddy Riley production, Heavy D, and the great harmonies from “The Boyz” was a great combination throughout the album.

It’s going to be Heavy D in the house tonight. I’ll miss you big man.

One Reply to “I Wish You a Peaceful Journey”

  1. I too had this album! Heavy D. was one of my favorites. He always had the crowd going when he broke into a dance during a peformance. He was so disinterested with trying to be hard or vulgar like most rappers at the time. I remember his song “Don’t Curse” as a favorite off the album. R.I.P. Overweight Lover!

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