Living Large

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Living Large
Studio album by Heavy D & the Boyz
Released October 25, 1987
Genre New jack swing[1]
Length 44:18
Label Uptown Records
Producer DJ Eddie F
Teddy Riley
Marley Marl
Heavy D & the Boyz chronology
Living Large
(1987)
Big Tyme
(1989)

Living Large is the debut album by rap group, Heavy D & the Boyz.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
RapReviews 7.5/10[3]

The album was released in 1987 for Uptown Records and was produced by names such as DJ Eddie F (tracks 2, 7-9), Teddy Riley (tracks 3-8, 10-11, 13), and Marley Marl (1, 12). The album was a success for the group making it to #92 on the Billboard 200 and #10 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Though not a commercial success when it first was released, Living Large is today considered to be a classic. Three singles were released, "Mr. Big Stuff", "The Overweight Lover's In The House" and "Don't You Know".

In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source '​s 100 Best Rap Albums Ever.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Overweight Lover's in the House"- 3:37
  2. "Nike"- 2:04
  3. "Chunky But Funky" (Remix)- 4:02
  4. "Dedicated"- 4:16
  5. "Here We Go"- 3:42
  6. "On the Dance Floor"- 2:54
  7. "Moneyearnin' Mount Vernon"- 3:33
  8. "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"- 2:11
  9. "Overweighter"- 3:15
  10. "I'm Getting Paid"- 3:28
  11. "Rock the Bass"- 3:49
  12. "Mr. Big Stuff" (Remix)- 3:22
  13. "Don't You Know" feat. Al B. Sure!- 4:21

Samples[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[5] 92
Billboard Top Soul Albums[5] 10

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[6]
US
R&B
1987 "Mr. Big Stuff" 60
1988 "Don t You Know" 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eddy, Chuck (March 2011). "Essentials: R&B Rubs Hip-Hop the Right Way and the New Jack Swing Era Is Born". Spin (New York): 84. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ Huey, Steve. Heavy D & the Boyz: Living Large > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  3. ^ link > Review |first=Steve|last=Juon|accessdate=28 November 2011
  4. ^ "100 Best Rap Albums". The Source (New York) (#100). January, 1998. ISSN 1063-2085. Retrieved November 24, 2007.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ a b "Heavy D & the Boyz US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  6. ^ "Heavy D & the Boyz US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-28.