Sunday, July 3, 2011 Lloyd Overcomes Label Drama To Become 'King of Hearts'

LeBron James wasn't the only self-proclaimed "King" mulling over a big decision last year.

After releasing his first three albums through music mogul/former reality star Irv Gotti's record label the Inc. (formerly known as Murda Inc.), R&B singer Lloyd (aka Lloyd Polite Jr.) asked to be released from the label due to creative differences in July 2009. The Atlanta-born singer then spent the rest of the year and the early part of 2010 looking for a new home. Thanks to the success of the 2009 track "Bed Rock" -- a song by Lil Wayne's Young Money collective that featured a catchy hook by Lloyd and reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 -- early speculation had Lloyd headed to Young Money's crowded roster.

In March 2010, shortly after Lil Wayne went to jail in New York for weapons possession, Lloyd chose to go in a different direction and signed to super-producer and longtime friend Polow Da Don's label Zone 4, with distribution through Interscope. On July 6, Lloyd will release his fourth album, "King of Hearts," through Zone 4.

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1 comment:

  1. This was a very informative article. I didn't know Lloyd and Polow were old friends. The article does a great job of explaining that Polow was extremely dedicated to the production of this album and loyal to Lloyd...and in return, Lloyd took full advantage of the opportunity to create musical magic. I love that! Can't wait...KOH 7/5!