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Southside
     

Southside

4.5 2
by Lloyd
 
The sexy and cut Lloyd got his start in teen pop singing with N-Toon, a group the singer was never really "down with." N-Toon was put together by former Klymaxx member Joyce Irby, whose name shows up again here, right next to The Inc's main man/Godfather, Irv Gotti. Gotti sent Lloyd to the gym

Overview

The sexy and cut Lloyd got his start in teen pop singing with N-Toon, a group the singer was never really "down with." N-Toon was put together by former Klymaxx member Joyce Irby, whose name shows up again here, right next to The Inc's main man/Godfather, Irv Gotti. Gotti sent Lloyd to the gym before the recording studio, the press releases have hailed him as singer who adds a hip-hop attitude to R&B, and his interview with Teen People hit before his debut album. Sounds contrived, and while there are no "deep" moments on Southside, the glittery production is alive and inspired and Lloyd's cool persona never fails. Vocally he's a lighter R. Kelly, occasionally dipping into a lower register when he really wants to seduce and adding enough drawl to make him the choice of teen bedrooms south of the Mason-Dixon line. Say what you want about the always-controversial Gotti, but he never gives Lloyd anything lyrically out of his reach, and music-wise he's sprinkled a bunch of clever samples over the down-low beats. Using bits of Fleetwood Mac's "Little Lies," Slick Rick's "Hey Young World," and Willie Hutch's "Brothers Gonna Work It Out" are the smart and fun touches that can keep Moms and Dads bumpin' while their daughters swoon (course they may be a little put off that this crooner hasn't met a curse word or drug reference he doesn't like). His sensual duet with Ashanti on "Southside" couldn't be better crafted while "Ride Wit Me," "Hey Young Girl," and the lone crunker, "Trance," are nearly as good. Southside should satisfy most Right On! readers, but if you've graduated to The Source or Vibe you might want something a bit more substantial.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/20/2004
Label:
Def Jam
UPC:
0602498620946
catalogNumber:
000240902

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lloyd   Primary Artist,Vocals
Scarface   Rap
Joyce "Fenderella" Irby   Background Vocals
Shawn Smith   Keyboards
Gilberto Rodríguez   Group Member
Lil Wayne   Rap
Ashanti   Vocals
Chink Santana   Guitar,Various
4 Ever   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Greg "Neo" Anderson   Keyboards
Juan Castinera   Group Member
Ronnie Izquierdo   Group Member
Carroll "Palmo" Paryo   Guitar
Paul Saca   Group Member
Taniya Walter   Vocals,Background Vocals
Lloyd Polite   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Joyce "Fenderella" Irby   Executive Producer
Rodney Jerkins   Producer
K. Smith   Composer
Carlton Lynn   Engineer
Irv Gotti   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Deborah Mannis-Gardner   Sample Clearance
Wirlie Morris   Producer,Engineer,drum programming,Audio Production
G.G. Anderson   Composer
Won Allen   Engineer
A. Parker   Composer
T.W. Hale   Composer
David Ashton   Engineer
C.Carroll Cole   Composer
Andrew Slade   Engineer
Chink Santana   Producer,Audio Production
Jimi Kendrix   Producer,Audio Production
J.M. Cameron   Composer
Lloyd   Vocal Arrangements
A. Judson Green   Composer
D.W. Evans   Composer
Teddy Alexander Bishop   Producer,Engineer
Milwaukee "Protools King" Buck   Engineer
Demi Doc   Producer
Indiana Joan   Vocal Arrangements
Jasper   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Jasper Cameron   Instrumentation
Corron Cole   Audio Production
Dwayne Carter   Composer

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Southside 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't know how old dude is but I know he's younger than me--either way, this cat is really cute. I'm sure he's going...nah, he DOES have girls falling to their knees like he did on 106&Park. I heard "Southside" and realized this guy can really sing. I mean...REALLY sing, not just hold a note. He's the type of person that I would listen to if he sang about anything, I really appreciate the fact that he doesn't oversing a song like TOO MANY R&B singers do. #2 Young Girl was my favorite song--the end was a banger. I don't think the cd was a masterpiece because many of the lyrics were a little cliche, but the boy can sing so I have to give credit where credit is due. I saw the ad for his cd in XXL magazine and jumped up to buy it THE DAY IT CAME OUT.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago