"Heavy D. up on my wall, every Saturday Rap Attack, Mr. Magic, Marley Marl," -The Notorious B.I.G.
When Biggie referenced Heavy D. as an artist he looked up to and then gave him a cameo in the "One More Chance" remix video it gave Heavy some credibility that surpassed the era he was a part of.
Biggie was the new overweight icon with a harder edge and he showed love to his predecessor.
Peaceful Journey was dedicated to T. Roy and also went platinum. Blue Funk followed in 1993 and with it's bassy, darker sound it was awarded a gold plaque.