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I Wasn’t Old Enough To Love the 80s/Early 90s WEEK!

Forget loving the 80s. I wasn’t cognizant enough to really enjoy the music of the 80s or early 90s as it was debuting. I remember my oldest sister loving New Edition and Bobby Brown and by default I loved them. I can still remember the video for “N.E. Heartbreak” and also how inexplicably uncomfortable I was of Bobby Brown’s overt sexuality once he decided to go solo. Of course, at that time I didn’t know why, I just thought he was nasty. Oh, Kindergarden.

Recently, my mind has been craving a distinct sort of sonic relief these days which isn’t necessarily surprising but somewhat unexpected.

Gyrlz, They Love Me – Heavy D and The Boyz

Heavy D was born Dwight Myers in Jamaica before later moving to Mount Vernon, New York. Twenty years later he released his debut album Living Large with the help of The Boyz: Glen “G-Whiz” Parrish, Edward “DJ Eddie F” Ferrell and – Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth’s inspiration for the track “T.R.O.Y” – Troy “Trouble T. Roy” Dixon. Heavy D and The Boyz were Uptown Records first artist to sign in 1987 and actually stayed with the label for seven years to release five albums; three of which went platinum.

Gyrlz, They Love Me – Heavy D and The Boyz

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“Gyrlz, They Love Me” was released in 1990 on their second album Big Tyme which was produced by Teddy Riley, Marley Marl, Al. B Sure and Heavy D’s cousin Pete Rock. The album itself made it to number one on the R&B and Hip-Hop album charts while the single itself only made it to #24 on the R&B charts and #4 on the Hip-Hop charts.

And 19 years later, it’s still the jam.

 

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About Etta Strange

Writer, obsessive audiophile, secret bedroom DJ, local daydreamer with more books than shelf space. I'm stockpiling for the inevitable drought. Let's collaborate.

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