Peaceful Journey

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Peaceful Journey
Studio album by Heavy D & the Boyz
Released July 2, 1991
Recorded 1990-1991
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 66:13
Label Uptown Records
Producer DJ Eddie F, Teddy Riley, Pete Rock, Marley Marl, Howie Tee, Dave Hall & Nevelle Hodge
Heavy D & the Boyz chronology
Big Tyme
(1989)
Peaceful Journey
(1991)
Blue Funk
(1993)

Peaceful Journey is the third album by rap group, Heavy D & the Boyz.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[2]

The album was released on July 2, 1991, for Uptown Records and was produced by Pete Rock, DJ Eddie F, Teddy Riley, Marley Marl and Howie Tee. This marked the group's first album since the death of member Trouble T Roy, who died almost a year before the album's release, and several on the album pay tribute to him. Though not as successful as the group's previous album, Big Tyme, the album was able to reach Platinum status and made it to number 21 on the Billboard 200 and number 5 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The following singles also charted: "Now That We Found Love" (UK #2, US #11), "Is It Good to You" which sampled the beginning from Mama Used to Say by Junior, "Don't Curse" and "Peaceful Journey", which sampled the bass line from This Place Hotel by The Jacksons. Guests on the album include Aaron Hall, Big Daddy Kane, Grand Puba, Kool G. Rap, Q-Tip, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Daddy Freddy and K-Ci & JoJo. One of the songs, "Is It Good to You," has since been remade by Teddy Riley and featured singer Tammy Lucas for the soundtrack to the movie Juice.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Now That We Found Love" (Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff) - 4:16
  2. "Let It Rain" (Dwight Meyers, Peter Phillips) - 4:15
  3. "I Can Make You Go Oooh" (Dwight Meyers, Howard Thompson) - 3:51
  4. "Sister Sister" (Dwight Meyers, Marlon Williams) - 4:39
  5. "Don't Curse" feat. Big Daddy Kane, Grand Puba, Kool G. Rap, Q-Tip & Pete Rock & CL Smooth (Dwight Meyers, Antonio Hardy, Maxwell Dixon, Nathaniel Wilson, Jonathan Davis, Peter Phillips, Corey Penn) - 5:53
  6. "Peaceful Journey" (Dwight Meyers, Edward Ferrell) - 6:05
  7. "The Lover's Got What U Need" (Dwight Meyers, Marlon Williams) - 4:02
  8. "Cuz He'z Alwayz Around" (Dwight Meyers, Peter Phillips) - 4:40
  9. "Is It Good to You" (Dwight Meyers, Teddy Riley) - 4:51
  10. "Letter to the Future" (Dwight Meyers, Peter Phillips) - 4:49
  11. "Swinging With Da Hevster" (Dwight Meyers, Marlon Williams) - 4:20
  12. "Body and Mind" feat. Daddy Freddy (Bunny Sigler, James Sigler, Cary Gilbert) - 4:20
  13. "Do Me, Do Me" (Dwight Meyers, Peter Phillips) - 4:11

Personnel[edit]

  • Teddy Riley, Pete Rock, Marley Marl, Howie Tee, Dave Hall, Nevelle Hodge, Darren Lighty: Keyboards and Drum Programming
  • Aaron Hall: Background vocals on "Now That We've Found Love"
  • The Flex (Darren Lighty, Cliff Lighty, Eric Williams): Background vocals on "Sister, Sister" and "The Lover's Got What U Need"
  • K-Ci & JoJo: Background vocals on "Peaceful Journey"
  • Perfection: Background vocals on "The Lover's Got What U Need"
  • Johnny Gill: Background vocals on "Letter to the Future"
  • Dave Way, Chris "Champ" Champion, Booker T. Jones, Angela Piva, Marley Marl, David Kennedy: Recording engineer
  • Chris "Champ" Champion, Mark Partis, Angela Piva, Roey Shamir, David Kennedy: Mixing
  • Nick Baratta: Photography
  • Reiner Design Consultants, Inc.: Art Direction

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Charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[3] 21
Billboard Top Soul Albums[3] 5

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[4]
US
Pop
US
R&B
US
Rap
1991 "Is It Good To You" 32 13 12
"Now That We Found Love" 11 5 4
1992 "Don't Curse " - - 8

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