The Atlanta R&B singer Lloyd (Polite) released his second album in 2007. The record, "Street Love" featured some of his most well-known tracks, and although he broke through with his debut, this is the album which had him really come up with some of his highest-quality work.
1. "Lloyd" (Intro)
Samplign Spandau Ballet's "True", this one finds the artist doing a banger of a collaboration with Lil' Wayne, in the time when Weezy started off his streak of featured tracks designed as a build-up to his "Tha Carter III" album. It gets this thing underway well and shows off his incredible vocals form the get-go.
It is Jazzy Pha who is seen to behind this one, and it appears that he really knows what to do (based upon his Crunk & B work with other Atlanta R&B singers, and so in order to bring in that Hip hop influence here, he uses heavy 808 bass to back Lloyd as he gets loose, and shows all that he has to offer with his songs.
4. "I Don't Mind"
DJ Flash is behind this one, and he comes up with something fresh to both show off his past in the Bass Music scene, whilst attempting to fit in with the newer trends of R&B and what is popular in order to shows that he is still with it. The artist shows how he can get freaky with it here as he does a mid-tempo transitional song set in the clubs.
5. "Get It Shawty"
This one was one of the most popular songs from the album, and it really stands out as something which you can't help but get down to as he does a dance number which, just as the one prior to it, has him take it to the clubs and go one designed to get you moving along as he sings to the girls to get them doing as he does.
On some beats form Clipz, you have a classy little number from the artist as the singer has you two-stepping along to the rather minimalistic production. It allows him to show off the talents of his vocals and how they can be put into action when there is little going on with the beats. It is clearly made for the females, but quite accessible to all.
He e continues to hint that he is ready for something a little slower, without actually doing one, and so in this particular track you have him choosing to sing about the type of stuff which you would associate with this kind of thing, but done in a way which contrasts from the tempo of it, and I felt that it was effective, and kept you interested.
Personally, I saw this as the first point in the album where I have to say that I wasn't all that interested in what he did as with J. Lack's beats, he seemed to fall off a little as the music was taking a lot more to connect with me, and so I couldn't really see where it would e able to do so with the spacey production preventing a simple engagement with it (not to say it was actually a poor one).
9. "Player's Prayer"
This was the third and final single frm the album, and one which didn't receive anything near the same sort of exposure as the other two, and I would have said that this hurt it somewhat, but personally I believe that it is down to the fact that the catchiness of the other two is lost with this one. It finds him doing an emotive song which has him crying out for help in the only way he can.
10. "Killing Me"
He gets back into the Hip Hop-inspired work for this one as he does something not dis-similar to "Get it Shawty" as you find him doing a big joint where he chooses to get right back to the clubs and go back to the club stuff. It is a step away from Crunk & B (as he doesn't quite get hyped enough) but it is certainly done well for his main motivation for doing it.
11. "Take You Home"
With Eric Hudson on his side, this one has him getting down to a track which has him attempting to appeal o the males a lot more with a track which has him showing how he can throw down some club grooves for a mass audience to appreciate and with this, along with how of-the-time it sounds, makes it such a strong recording form him.
12. "What You Wanna Do"
This is a freaky track from him, and it has him choosing to keep the setting for the tune in a club as he does the thing, but rather than making a club designed for dancing, he does one which has him trying out more varied stuff by singing about how his relationship is currently going (obviously not well).
13. "Street Love"
The eponymous song to the album has him working with Polow Da Don, an ATL producer then known for his work with the likes of Rich Boy and Fergie, and I have to say that personally this song really wasn't what I expected it to be as he goes for a slow jam, but doesn't make much of it whilst taking far too much from the likes of Jodeci, and BLACKstreet in his approach to singing it.
14. "One For Me"
Ending this album, you find that the artist goes for a song where he can round things off effectively, and I felt as though this was exactly what you received from it as it has him doing a mid-tempo song which seesm to represent the album pretty well with his direction and choices when constructing this particular one.
This album is a pretty strong one from Lloyd and overall a good R&B album, for the time. There quite a bit of variety with this one and so the artists keeps you guessing as he shows what a strong blend of tunes he can bring to the table and lay down for the listeners.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Lloyd (Intro) - Bryan-Michael Cox, Lloyd, Adonis, Sam 'Goody' Thomas, Alan Mason, John Frye
2 You - Big Reese, Lloyd, Jasper, Lil Wayne, Carlton Lynn
3 Certified - Jazze Pha, Lloyd, Howard White, Denny Ogle, Leslie Brathwaite, Kori Anders, Ced Keys
4 I Don't Mind - Flash Technology, Lloyd, Johnta Austin, Nico Solis, Vincent Alexander, Carlton Lynn
5 Get It Shawty - James "J Lack" Lackey, Lloyd, Miles Walker, John Frye
6 Incredible - Jazze Pha, Lloyd, Nico Solis, Denny Ogle, Adrienne Dickey, Leslie Brathwaite, Kori Anders, Ced Keys
7 Valentine - Lloyd, Wirlie 'Wyl-E' Morris, Sam Thomas, Carroll "Palmo" Paryo
8 Hazel - James "J Lack" Lackey, Lloyd, Miles Walker, John Frye
9 Player's Prayer - Jasper, Lloyd, Lloyd Polite, Jasper Cameron, Carlton Lynn, Dwayne Cotts
10 Killing Me - Big Reese, Lloyd, Howard White, Denny Ogle, Carlton Lynn, James Devon Brabham, Dwayne Cotts
11 Take You Home - Eric Hudson, Lloyd, Jasper Cameron, Steve Fisher, Justin Trawick, John Frye, Gary Fly
12 What You Wanna Do - Big Reese, Lloyd, Jasper, Carlton Lynn, Howard White, Muzzy Solis, Mac
13 StreetLove - Big Reese, Lloyd, Jasper, Nico Solis, Denny Ogle, Carlton Lynn, Mac
14 One For Me - Irving Lorenzo, Lloyd, Seven Aurelius, Nico Solis, Mike Miller, Milwaukee Buck
15 I Want You - Big Reese, Lloyd, Andre 3000, Jasper, Carlton Lynn, Nas, Irv Gotti, Lunna Man
16 Hit The Floor ft Matty P - Lloyd, Matty P, Mike Mora, John Frye, Gary Fly