Big Tyme

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Big Tyme
Big Tyme.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 12, 1989
StudioUnique Recording Studios, New York City[1]
GenreNew jack swing,[2] hip hop
Length53:53
LabelUptown Records
ProducerDJ Eddie F
Teddy Riley
Marley Marl
Pete Rock
Heavy D & the Boyz chronology
Living Large
(1987)
Big Tyme
(1989)
Peaceful Journey
(1991)

Big Tyme is the second album by American hip hop group Heavy D & the Boyz. Big Tyme is also the final album to feature bandmate Trouble T Roy (Troy Dixon), who died from a fall in 1990.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[3]
Robert ChristgauB–[4]

The album was released in 1989 for Uptown Records and was produced by DJ Eddie F, Teddy Riley, Marley Marl, and Pete Rock. The album was considerably more successful than the group's last album, making it to #19 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Three hit singles were released: "We Got Our Own Thang", "Somebody for Me", and "Gyrlz, They Love Me".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "We Got Our Own Thang" Produced by Teddy Riley - 3:50
  2. "You Ain't Heard Nuttin Yet" Produced by DJ Eddie F. For the Untouchable Productions - 4:28
  3. "Somebody for Me" Produced by DJ Eddie F. and Nevelle For the Untouchable Productions 5:03
  4. "Mood for Love" Produced by DJ Eddie F. For the Untouchable Productions - 5:27
  5. "Ez Duz It Do It Ez" Produced by Marley Marl - 3:59
  6. "A Better Land" Produced by Heavy D - 4:55
  7. "Gyrlz, They Love Me" Produced by Marley Marl and Heavy D - 4:52
  8. "More Bounce"Produced by DJ Eddie F. For the Untouchable Productions - 4:53
  9. "Big Tyme" Produced by DJ Eddie F. For the Untouchable Productions - 4:56
  10. "Flexin" Produced by DJ Eddie F. For the Untouchable Productions - 3:51
  11. "Here We Go Again, Y'all" Produced by Marley Marl - 4:05
  12. "Let It Flow" Produced by DJ Eddie F. For the Untouchable Productions - 3:45

Charts[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[11]
US
R&B
US
Rap
1989 "We Got Our Own Thang" 10 3
"Somebody For Me" 8 1
1990 "Gyrlz, They Love Me" 12 4
"Big Tyme" - 24

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/big-tyme-mw0000204740
  2. ^ Mapp, Ben (September 1989). "Spins". Spin. New York: 92–93. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Henderson, Alex. Heavy D & the Boyz: Big Tyme > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved September 28, 2011.
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (November 21, 1989). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
  5. ^ "Heavy D & The Boyz Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  6. ^ "Heavy D & The Boyz Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  7. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 1989". Billboard. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  8. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1989". Billboard. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  9. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 1990". Billboard. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  10. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1990". Billboard. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  11. ^ "Heavy D & the Boyz US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved September 28, 2011.

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