Heavy D & The Boyz Nuttin' But Love
Q: 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...Laid across a sturdy musical foundation or rolling jazzy melodies and crisp beats..."
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- Released: May 24, 1994
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: MCA
Entertainment Weekly - 6/24/94 - 7/1/94, p.1027/1/94, p.102) - "...NUTTIN' doesn't stray far from affairs of the heart. A safe bet for the Mount Vernon rapper, but with all of hip-hop's gangsterism, it's a refreshingly safe bet..."
- Rating: B
Q - 9/94, p.1003 Stars (out of 5) - "...Laid across a sturdy musical foundation or rolling jazzy melodies and crisp beats..."
NME (Magazine) - 7/16/94, p.376 (out of 10) - "...he brought a streetwise romanticism to rap, allied to the occasional tune with a social conscience just to ensure that everybody knows what side of the fence he's on..."
- $0.99 on iTunes1.Friends & Respect
- $0.99 on iTunes2.Sex Wit You
- $1.29 on iTunes3.Got Me Waiting
- $1.29 on iTunes4.Nuttin' But Love
- $0.99 on iTunes5.Something Goin' On
- $0.99 on iTunes6.This Is Your Night
- $1.29 on iTunes7.Got Me Waiting - (Remix)
- $0.99 on iTunes8.Take Your Time
- $0.99 on iTunes9.Spend a Little Time on Top
- $0.99 on iTunes10.Keep It Goin'
- $1.29 on iTunes11.Black Coffee
- $0.99 on iTunes12.Move On
- $0.99 on iTunes13.The Lord's Prayer
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Heavy D & The Boyz: Heavy D (vocals); Eddie F. (DJ); Gee Whiz (dancer).
Additional personnel: Trak Masterz (various instruments, keyboards, programming); Kevin "Big Kev" McDaniels, Craig King (keyboards); Kevin "K-Def" Hansford (scratches); Crystal Johnson, Vinia Mojica, Maurice Lauchner, Felicia M. Graham, Alethea X. Graham, Jennifer L. Keith, Chris Dalyriple, Andre Dalyriple, Brian Dalyriple, Jason Dalyriple (background vocals).
Additional guest artists: Pete Rock, Kool G. Rap, Silk, Treach, Q-Tip.
Producers include: Pete Rock, Heavy D, Kid Capri, Marley Marl, Teddy Riley.
Engineers include: Jamey Staub, "Prince Charles" Alexander, "Bassy Bob" Brockman.
Recorded at SoundTrack Recording Studio, Green Street Recording Studio and House of Hitz, New York, New York; Future Recording Studios, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
"Nuttin' But Love" was nominated for a 1995 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group.
Personnel: Heavy D & the Boyz (rap vocals); Heavy D (vocals); Trakmasterz (keyboards, drum programming); Craig King, Kevin "Big Kev" McDaniels (keyboards); Crystal Johnson, Maurice Lauchner, Lil' G, KRS-One, Kool G Rap, LL Cool J, Little Shawn, MC Lyte, Martin Lawrence , Pete Rock, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Positive K, Q-Tip, Queen Latifah , Silk, Spike Lee, Treach, Vinia Mojica, Buju Banton (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Danny Madorsky; Frank Heller; Jamey Staub; Charles "Prince Charles" Alexander ; Alvin Speights; Pete Rock; John Hanes ; Bob Brockman.
Photographer: Carl Posey.
Arranger: Heavy D & the Boyz.
Heavy D continued his '90s resurgence with the release of the multi-genre Nuttin' but Love in 1994. Calling on the likes of heavyweight producers Erick Sermon, the Trackmasters, Marley Marl, Teddy Riley, Kid Capri, Easy Mo Bee, and fellow money earnin' Mount Vernon native Pete Rock, Hev ventures into slow-jam R&B as well as his usual catchy hip-hop offerings on this funky album. The first single, "Got Me Waiting," fueled by a sample from Luther Vandross' "Don't You Know That?" registered some success as did the follow-up "Nuttin' but Love," which featured an MTV video with a number of up-and-coming supermodels at the time, testimony to the Overweight Lover's Casanova persona. Pete Rock's production is particularly tight including the up-tempo "Black Coffee." While the heavy-handed quiet storm stuff is trite and repetitive, it does not damage the overall pleasurability of the album. Heavy D's respect among the hip-hop community is evidenced by guest appearances (some simply spoken intros) from the likes of LL Cool J, KRS-One, Queen Latifah, and Q-Tip, to name a few. A solid release from a slick hip-hop king. ~ M.F. DiBella
- Sales Rank: 1,001
- UPC: 008811099824
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