Tuesday, June 06, 2017

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Lloyd

Artist:Lloyd f/Lil Wayne
Album:Street Love

After modest success in the boy band N-Toon, Lloyd Polite Jr. went solo and has had some success. the 2007 single You featuring rapper Lil Wayne is his biggest hit to date. He was born Jan. 3, 1986 in New Orleans. He grew up in the Calliope Projects and then moved to Decatur, GA. In 1996, former Klymaxx leader Joyce Irby put together the boy band N-Toon of which Lloyd was a member. They released one album on DreamWorks and corporate issues at Universal led to N-Toon disbanding. Lloyd moved to New York City and that's where he met Irv Gotti and signed with his The Inc label distributed by Def Jam in 2004. His debut CD Southside was released. It did OK. The single Southside featuring Ashanti reached #24 on the Billboard Hot 100. His 2007 CD Street Love was certified Gold so that was an improvement. You reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. It's Lloyd's biggest hit to date. I'm sure rapper Lil Wayne had much to do with the success. He was hot at the time. You is a rework of the Spandau Ballet classic True. It was produced by Maurice "Big Reese" Sinclair and Jasper Cameron. They knew Lloyd from N-Toon. Sinclair was a producer at DreamWorks and Cameron worked with Joyce Irby. Street Love is available as a budget CD. Lloyd's next single Get It Shawty reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100. After the 2008 album Lessons in Love, Lloyd left The Inc. and released the 2011 CD King Of Hearts on Interscope.  He has started his own label Young Goldie with Empire Distribution and a new album Out My Window is scheduled for 2017 release. I don't see him being that successful. Here's the video for You by Lloyd featuring Lil Wayne.

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