News: Lloyd On Releasing His Interscope Debut Album, "I Don't Feel The Need To Rush"
Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 10:13PM
Former Murder Inc. recording artist Lloyd has opened up about his forthcoming Interscope Records debut album and said fans could expect it to drop later this year.
From Lloyd's vision, there is no reason to force out a release date.
"I don't feel the need to rush to release an album. It'll be out later this year. I got a couple of title options, but I'm not 100 percent sure yet," he explained. "I love the way Interscope gets down. I love the way Jimmy [Iovine, label head] gets down. I've always had a good working relationship with Polow [da Don, producer]. Having that creative partner is something I wanted to have, since the very beginning, to have that one creative partner. Mike [Jackson] had it with Quincy [Jones], Janet [Jackson] had it with Jimmy [Jam] and Terry [Lewis]. Justin has it with Timbaland. I feel that me and Polow have something special. I'm really looking forward to that. I also admire Jimmy [Iovine] as a producer. He loves producers. He's got Will.I.Am, Dr. Dre, Polow, the Neptunes, Timbaland. That's what he does. I'm looking forward to it." (MTV)
Based off his Twitter account, the singer is preparing for an international tour beginning next week.
"Back from the club. Mannheim Germany what up? Geneva tomorrow," he wrote Friday (March 12) night. "Canada Tour next week. Who's coming? @jayrock Watts up my n*gga! Over here in Germany tryna take over the world one city at a time." (Lloyd's Twitter)
Last year, Lloyd talked about maintaining a post-Murder Inc. buzz despite not being signed to a label.
"I mean, it's not hard, you just gotta work," Lloyd explained in an interview. "The way I stay relevant is to make more music. There's so many different avenues to get music out now that it's pretty rare for you to make a song and not be heard one way or another and by working with other artists, that plays a big part. So when I'm not on the scene or I'm going through label problems and you give me a Drake mixtape, it kinda reminds you of who I am." (Rolling Out TV)
He previously explained the underlying reasons for his departure from record label owner Irv Gotti's company.
"I've made a lot of changes," Lloyd said in an interview. "I'm happy than I've ever been. I'm happy to say I worked out my own release and I am very optimistic about the future. Ever since I was signed, I was dedicated to trying to make good music, something that's worth hearing. And just trying to work with this rubble that I was given and build something out of it -- being the current state of the label when I first arrived. I didn't really have too much to work with...The label itself had no distribution. I was forced to record my own music with my own money with my own friends, while I was still under contract. All I had was me and my management and my friends in Atlanta...It wasn't so much person as it was business. I've learned to separate the two and sometimes in this business there is no friendship, no bottom line. The sad thing is a lot of young guys come into the game very early without knowledge or without a guidance in their lives and they fall victim to the glitz and the glam. I always try to look past that and keep my eyes on the prize which was becoming a great artist and really making music history one way or another." (Lloyd Music TV)
No further details have been revealed as of now.
Check out a recent Lloyd interview below: