With cool crooner Lloyd newly signed to acclaimed songwriter/producer Polow da Don’s Zone 4 joint venture with Interscope Records, the smooth singer’s debut single for the label, “Lay It Down,” will be released on Monday, August 16, 2010. The track, produced by Awesome Jones (aka Polow da Don), will lead the release of Lloyd’s fourth album but first for Zone 4/Interscope, King Of Hearts, scheduled for early 2011.
“It feels good to start fresh with Polow and Interscope, making music is fun again. We took my sound to another level with “Lay It Down,” commented Lloyd. Polow adds, “This is real music, real singing, classic.”
Lloyd lays down the enticing “Lay It Down” after last year’s collaboration with Lil Wayne, the track “BedRock” from Young Money, hit #2 Pop and #2 R&B/Hip-Hop. His most recent album, Lessons In Love, soared to #1 R&B and Top 10 Pop in 2008, as “Girls Around The World” featuring Lil Wayne scored a Top 15 R&B/Hip-Hop hit. Lloyd’s second album, 2007’s Street Love, debuted at #2 Pop and R&B, went gold, and spun off the #1 R&B/Hip-Hop and #10 Pop “You,” again featuring Lil Wayne, as well as the #4 R&B/Hip-Hop and Top 20 Pop “Get It Shawty.” New Orleans-born but now an Atlanta resident, Lloyd made his album debut in 2004 with Southside, whose title track duet with Ashanti charted Top 30 Pop and Top 20 R&B/Hip-Hop.