King of Hearts

King of Hearts

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by Lloyd
     
 

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The sleazy-sweet "Lay It Down" hit airwaves during the end of summer 2010, almost ten months prior to the release of Lloyd's fourth album, King of Hearts. The single's luminous mix of cunningly delivered pimp talk and old-school elegance indicated that Lloyd was about to somersault out of his creative holding pattern and ascend higherSee more details below

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The sleazy-sweet "Lay It Down" hit airwaves during the end of summer 2010, almost ten months prior to the release of Lloyd's fourth album, King of Hearts. The single's luminous mix of cunningly delivered pimp talk and old-school elegance indicated that Lloyd was about to somersault out of his creative holding pattern and ascend higher than ever. Most of the successive leaks and singles continued the trend, and King of Hearts, in turn, is clearly the singer's best album yet. It's his most unified set of songs; Polow da Don, who collaborated with Lloyd on Lessons in Love's "Party All Over Your Body," produces most of the material, sometimes with associates. A couple ballads are grossly overblown, but every other track is partially or wholly loveable, from the vulgar ebullience of "Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)," to the sneaky charm of "Jigsaw," to the low and snarling likes of "Bang!!!!" and "Luv Me Girl." At this point, Lloyd has pretty much perfected the art of transcending the modern-R&B Lothario cliché. Even "Shake It 4 Daddy," an absurd scene as Lloyd still sounds all of 14, is wickedly catchy, with the vocalist transforming into a lecherous Michael Jackson during the chorus.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/05/2011
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0602527570082
catalogNumber:
001511602
Rank:
71531

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lloyd   Primary Artist
Greg Curtis   Keyboards
Lil Wayne   Narrator
Donnie Scantz   Keyboards
Dan Rockett   Bass,Guitar,Piano
Patrick "Guitarboy" Hayes   Guitar
Keri Hilson   Background Vocals
Timothy Bloom   Background Vocals
King David   Percussion,Piano,Drums,Keyboards
Jason Perry   Bass,Keyboards
Josh Mosser   Keyboards
Paul "Hot Sauce" Dawson   Guitar,Keyboards
Kesia Hollins   Background Vocals
Jazmyn Michel   Background Vocals
India Boodram   Background Vocals
Jason "JP" Perry   Strings,Keyboards
David Manzoor   Keyboards
Daniel Gruber   Guitar

Technical Credits

Greg Curtis   Composer,Producer
Brian Morton   Engineer
Ken Fambro   Composer,Producer
André Benjamin   Composer
Lil Wayne   Composer
Henry "Noonie" Lee   Executive Producer
Dan Rockett   Producer
Jonathan Merritt   Engineer
Keri Hilson   Arranger
Young Jeezy   Composer
Corey Stocker   Engineer
Clifford Henson   Composer,Producer
Chris Brown   Composer
K'NAAN   Composer
"Angry" Mike Eleopoulos   Engineer
Keithin "Mizzle Boy" Pittman   Composer
King David   Producer
Justin Merrill   Engineer
Timothy Thomas   Composer
Mizzle Boy   Producer
Theron Thomas   Composer
P. Wright   Composer
Josh Mosser   Engineer
Corey Shoemaker   Engineer
W. Clarke   Composer
G. Curtis   Composer
B. Green   Composer
Jeremy Stevenson   Engineer
Polow da Don   Producer,Executive Producer
Paul "Hot Sauce" Dawson   Producer
Jason "Pooh Bear" Boyd   Composer,Producer
Robert S. Kelly   Composer
Awesome Jones   Vocal Producer
Veronika Bozeman   Producer,Vocal Producer
Tony Scales   Composer
Kesia Hollins   Vocal Producer
Jazmyn Michel   Vocal Producer
India Boodram   Vocal Producer
Full Circle   Composer
David Manzoor   Composer
Lloyd Polite   Composer,Executive Producer
Justine Massa   Creative Coordinator
Will Sandels   Engineer
Tremaine Aldon Neverson   Composer
Titi Boi   Composer
Ryon Jermain Lovett   Composer
Polow A. Jones   Composer

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