Vicky D

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Vicky “D”
Also known as Vicky Dee
Origin New York City, United States
Genres New York Boogie
New York Garage
Years active 1981-1982
Labels SAM Records (US)
Virgin Records (UK)

Vicky “D” was a short-lived New York-based post-disco/garage house group best known for their club hit "This Beat Is Mine". As of January 23, 1982, "This Beat Is Mine" was at #30 on Billboard Club Play Singles chart.[1][2] The highest position on the same chart was #11.[3]

"This Beat Is Mine" was distributed by Sam Records in the US and Virgin Records in the UK.



Vicky "D" recorded two songs for Sam Records; uptempo dance hit "This Beat Is Mine" and uncharted reggae song "Mystery Lover", respectively. "This Beat Is Mine" and "Mystery Lover" were both produced by Gary R. Turnier of Gary's Gang and written by Andre Booth who collaborated with musicians such as MC Shan, Big Daddy Kane and Lords of the Underground.


Vicky D's recordings can be found on various compilation albums such as 80s Groove, Vol. II (Ministry of Sound), 100 Hits: 80s Dance (Demon Music Group) and Boogie's Gonna Getcha: '80s New York Boogie (BackBeat).

Snoop Dogg sampled "This Beat Is Mine" for a song on his 2011 Doggumentary album, called "This Weed Iz Mine".[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Year Title Label Peak chart positions[3][5]
United States
Top 40
United States
United States
United Kingdom
Top 40
1981 "This Beat Is Mine" SAM (US)
Virgin (UK)
#11 #64 #42
1982 "Mystery Lover" SAM (US)



"This Beat Is Mine"
12" / S-12343[6]
  1. "This Beat Is Mine" – 5:53
  2. "This Beat Is Mine" (instrumental) –5:26
  • Label: SAM
  • Songwriter, producer: Andre Booth, Gary R. Turnier


  1. ^ "Billboard (r) Disco Top 80 (tm)". Billboard. 94: 42. Jan 23, 1982. 
  2. ^ "Billboard (r) Dance/Disco Top 80 (tm)". Billboard. 94: 42. Apr 3, 1982. 
  3. ^ a b "Vicky D at AMG". Allmusic Billboard. Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  4. ^ "Album preview: Snoop Dogg 'Doggumentary music' by Ernest Baker". complex. Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  5. ^ "'The Beat Is Mine' at ChartStats". Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  6. ^ ""This Beat Is Mine" by Vicky D". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-08-20.