Living Large

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Living Large...
Livin' Large.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 27, 1987
Recorded1986-1987
GenreNew jack swing,[1] hip hop
Length44:18
Label
Producer
Heavy D & the Boyz chronology
Living Large...
(1987)
Big Tyme
(1989)
Singles from Living Large...
  1. "Mr. Big Stuff"
    Released: 1986
  2. "Chunky But Funky"
    Released: 1987
  3. "Don't You Know"
    Released: 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
RapReviews7.5/10[3]

Living Large... is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Heavy D & the Boyz. It was released on October 27, 1987 through Uptown Records. Production was handled by Andre Harrell, DJ Eddie F, Teddy Riley, Marley Marl and Heavy D. The album was a success for the group, reaching number 92 on the Billboard 200 and number 10 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It sold over 300,000 copies.[4] 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", "Chunky But Funky" and "Don't You Know".

In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums Ever.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics are written by Dwight Myers.

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."The Overweight Lovers in the House"3:34
2."Nike"
2:00
3."Chunky But Funky" (Remix)3:57
4."Dedicated"
  • Teddy Riley
  • DJ Eddie F (co.)
4:10
5."Here We Go"
  • Teddy Riley
  • Heavy D (co.)
3:43
6."On the Dance Floor"
  • Andre Harrell
  • Teddy Riley
2:59
7."Moneyearnin' Mount Vernon"
  • DJ Eddie F
  • Teddy Riley
3:32
8."I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"
  • DJ Eddie F
  • Teddy Riley
2:12
9."Overweighter"DJ Eddie F3:15
10."I'm Getting Paid"
  • Teddy Riley
  • Heavy D (co.)
3:29
11."Rock the Bass"
  • Heavy D
  • Teddy Riley
  • DJ Eddie F (co.)
3:44
12."Mr. Big Stuff" (Remix)
  • Andre Harrell
  • DJ Eddie F (co.)
3:23
13."Don't You Know"
  • Heavy D
  • Teddy Riley
4:20
Total length:44:18

Charts[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[6] 92
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[7] 10

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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Huey, Steve. "Living Large - Heavy D & the Boyz | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved March 2, 2020.
  3. ^ Juon, Steve 'Flash' (January 10, 2006). "Heavy D & the Boyz :: Living Large :: MCA Records". www.rapreviews.com. Retrieved March 2, 2020.
  4. ^ George, Nelson (February 20, 1988). "Rap Breaks Through To Majors" (PDF). Billboard. Billboard Publications, Inc. 100 (8): 82. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved April 26, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "100 Best Rap Albums". The Source. New York (#100). January 1998. ISSN 1063-2085. Retrieved November 24, 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Heavy D The Boyz Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 2, 2020.
  7. ^ "Heavy D The Boyz Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 2, 2020.

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