Street Love

Street Love

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by Lloyd
     
 

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With an overabundance of ballads and swagger, cool crooner Lloyd's second effort is just too narrow to recommend to the casual fan of smooth, pillow-talk R&B. The redundant songs start rearing their heads about track number four, with tales of heartache, seduction, and sweetness repeated as if every day were Valentine's Day. On the other hand,See more details below

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With an overabundance of ballads and swagger, cool crooner Lloyd's second effort is just too narrow to recommend to the casual fan of smooth, pillow-talk R&B. The redundant songs start rearing their heads about track number four, with tales of heartache, seduction, and sweetness repeated as if every day were Valentine's Day. On the other hand, Street Love is actually a much stronger effort than his debut when you tally the number of highlights. Even more important, by never letting the singer out of his comfort zone, the album defines its artist and lays a solid foundation for a long career, even if it just looks like singles and guest appearances on hip-hop tracks at this point. The forced thug posturing is gone and replaced by sweeter lyrics and an entirely convincing playfulness that allows for lines like "Is there something you're not telling me?/Are you the daughter of Frankie Beverly?" ("Get It Shawty") along with a flippant guest shot from Lil Wayne ("You," which samples Spandau Ballet's "True" by way of P.M. Dawn). Producer Jazze Pha offers a winner with his soulful and polished "Certified" while J Lack (James Lackey) gives the album its most creative moment as he lays broken soul music across "Hazel." Much of Street Love paints Lloyd as a replacement for another J Lack client, Usher, which is much more possible that the half-thug/half-Romeo role he played on his debut. Lloyd is more comfortable, committed, and believable on Street Love, and if taken in small doses, you can add satisfying to the list.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/13/2007
Label:
Motown
UPC:
0602517246775
catalogNumber:
000855402
Rank:
29171

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lloyd   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Nas   Rap
Eric Hudson   Keyboards
Wirlie Morris   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Lil Wayne   Rap
Jasper   Keyboards
André 3000   Rap
Bryan-Michael Cox   Bass,Drums,Keyboards
Adonis   Background Vocals
Greg "Ruckus" Andrews   scratching
Elvis Williams   Keyboards,Talk Box
Carroll "Palmo" Paryo   Acoustic Guitar
James Devon Brabham   Keyboards
Cavi   Background Vocals
Dwayne Cotts   Guitar
Ced Keys   Keyboards
Elvis 'Cookie Monster' Williams   Keyboards
Jasper   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Anne Dudley   Composer
Howard White   Engineer
Eric Hudson   Producer,Audio Production
Johnathon J. Jeczalik   Composer
Jazze Pha   Producer,Audio Production
Carlton Lynn   Engineer
Irv Gotti   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Wirlie Morris   Arranger,Producer,drum programming,Audio Production
Irving Lorenzo   Producer,Audio Production
Johnta Austin   Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Audio Production,Vocal Producer
Henry "Noonie" Lee   Executive Producer,Management
Jasper   Programming,Producer
Flash Technology   Audio Production
Big Reese   Audio Production
Bryan-Michael Cox   Producer,Audio Production
Lorna Leighton   Art Direction
Adonis   Vocal Producer
Nico Solis   Engineer
Sam Thomas   Engineer
James Lackey   Producer
Joyce Irby   Executive Producer
Lloyd Jr. Polite   Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Miles Walker   Engineer
Jasper Cameron   Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Seven Aurelius   Producer,Audio Production
Donald Albright "D Day"   Marketing
Dan Cooper "DanTan"   Marketing
Ced Keys   Producer
Mike Mora   Engineer
Steve Fisher   Engineer
James "JLack" Lackey   Audio Production
Jasper   Audio Production

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