Peaceful Journey

Heavy D & the Boyz

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Peaceful Journey Review

by Alex Henderson

Heavy D. maintained his high visibility in both the R&B and rap markets with his third album, Peaceful Journey. The title says a lot about Heavy's outlook -- he was never an inflammatory, confrontational rapper, and generally sought to entertain rather than challenge. While most of this melodic, very R&B-ish album (which includes his remake of the Gamble & Huff classic "Now That We've Found Love") is fun and escapist in nature, the self-proclaimed Overweight Lover shows himself to be a noteworthy and effective social commentator on the title song, "Letter to the Future" (which urges a teenage criminal to change his ways) and "Sister Sister" -- a salute to Black women clearly written in response to misogyny in rap. Whether being socio-political or simply aiming to entertain, Heavy still makes it clear that he has a lot of technique.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Heavy D & the Boyz 04:16 SpotifyAmazon
2 Heavy D & the Boyz 04:15 SpotifyAmazon
3 Heavy D & the Boyz 03:51 SpotifyAmazon
4 Heavy D & the Boyz 04:39 SpotifyAmazon
5 Heavy D & the Boyz feat: Big Daddy Kane / Grand Puba / Q-Tip / Kool G Rap / C.L. Smooth 05:53 SpotifyAmazon
6 Heavy D & the Boyz 06:05 SpotifyAmazon
7 Heavy D & the Boyz 04:02 SpotifyAmazon
8 Heavy D & the Boyz 04:40 SpotifyAmazon
9 Heavy D & the Boyz 04:51 SpotifyAmazon
10 Heavy D & the Boyz 04:49 SpotifyAmazon
11 Heavy D & the Boyz 04:20 SpotifyAmazon
12 Heavy D & the Boyz feat: Daddy Freddy 04:20 SpotifyAmazon
13 Heavy D & the Boyz 04:11 SpotifyAmazon
14 Heavy D & the Boyz 06:01
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