BIG DADDY by Heavy D

December 16, 2022

“Big Daddy” is a chart-topper that peaked at #18 on the 1997 Billboard Hot 100. The song gained popularity across Europe, becoming Heavy D’s second-highest charting single after the 1991 “Now That We Found Love” hit. 

“Big Daddy” is still one of Heavy D’s signature songs today.

Song Facts:

  • The song was released with the 1997 album Waterbed Hev. 
  • Heavy D was born Dwight Arrington Myers on May 24, 1967 in Jamaica. He moved with his family to New York in the early 1970s. 
  • On May 6, 1997, “Big Daddy” was certified gold by the RIAA. Songs earn this certification for sales exceeding 500,000 units.
  • “Big Daddy’s” official remix sampled “Back to Life (However Do You Want Me).” A 1989 hit song by Soul II Soul.
  • Heavy D also featured McGruff, an American Hip-hop recording artist, for the guest verse in “Big Daddy (Remix).”
  • “Big Daddy” peaked at #10 on the UK Singles Chart. The chart-topper also performed well in the US by peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot rap singles chart and # 4 on the 1997 Billboard Hot Dance Music
  • The song also achieved recognizable success in New Zealand and Holland, where it reached number 13 and number 12 on the Dutch top 40 chart and 1997 New Zealand charts, respectively.
  • The RPM magazine ranked “Big Daddy” at number 67 on the Canadian Top 100 singles chart.
  • After a prolonged flight from the United Kingdom to play at a Michael Jackson tribute concert, Heavy D got a blood clot in his leg and died from a pulmonary embolism on November 8, 2011, at the age of 44. 

Lyrics 

Back to Hev, back to the Big Daddy

We be gettin’ down for real

Y’all ready, tell me who be that, Heav’ Biggie

Girls say he cutie, absolutely jiggy

I be that big fella in the summer sportin’ linen

Bacardi and lemon, party with de women

Big Dada, papi grande

6-double-oh pusher, where yo’ Honda

My belly stay jigglin’, keepin’ yo’ backside wigglin’

Who bigger in, dis dan me?

Nobody, Heav’ Dadi, down to rock the party

I be sendin’ chills through yo’ body

And y’all ain’t seen nuttin’ quite like me

I be gettin’ down on the M-I-C

Only dimepiece you gon’ catch me wit’

Big belly, can you handle it?

Heav’ Diggy, niggy, be jiggy

Baby you ready, for Big Daddy?

However do you want it? However do you need it?

How-however do you want it? However do you need it?

However do you want it? However do you need it?

How-ever do you want it? However do you need it?

I push Ranges and 6’s

While you gettin’ chump change in the business, dames look delicious

Buddies that I hung with changed, look suspicious

What is it? Must be the fame and the digits

Big kid from Mount V’, in the top ten you count me

Rhymin’ off of tracks that’s bouncy

Ladies hound me, one of the young and old folks

Thanks to the banks that hold my gross notes

Heavy, make the crowd wiggle like spaghetti

Waterbed, baby are you ready

Spend it, be been big since the beginnin’

Stay winnin’, grinnin’, Heav’ chillin’

Check it out, who got the hottest record out?

Heav’ Water, you can’t hang, yo’ bread short

‘Til den, I’ll be in Beverly Hills chillin’

Ladies love me, Big Daddy, one in a million

However do you want it? However do you need it?

How-however do you want it? However do you need it?

However do you want it? However do you need it?

How-ever do you want it? However do you need it?

Yo all the ladies wanna know is where Gruff at?

They love that, smooth Harlem World thug cat

Got a man but I’m the one they blush at

Rush at, in the Vigor plush Ac’

Me and Heav’ Diggy stay fly, dress jiggy

Got bad girls who online sex with me

Bone crusher, best believe I’m gon’ lust her

Hot mama you can catch a fever when you touch her

Hey yo Gruff them cats don’t know how we be really gettin’ down

Water to Uptown, pass it around, holdin’ it down

All across the world they be blowin’ our sound

I’m a legend, reppin’ on your Hot 9-7

Jigalo, all the dimes swearin’

Gold front smile and plus I shine with baguettes an’

Have things cats couldn’t rhyme in my session

Baby you ain’t ready, when it come to Gruff he Big Daddy

However do you want it? However do you need it?

How-however do you want it? However do you need it?

However do you want it? However do you need it?

How-ever do you want it? However do you need it?

Big daddy

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