Southside (Lloyd album)

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Southside
Studio album by Lloyd
Released July 20, 2004 (U.S.)
Recorded 2001–2004
Genre R&B, Hip hop
Length 64:72
Label The Inc, Def Jam
Producer Irv Gottiexecutive producer, Chink Santana, Jasper Cameron, Wally Morris, Demi Doc, T.W. Hale, Rodney Jerkins, Jimi Kendrix
Lloyd chronology
Southside
(2004)
Street Love
(2007)
Singles from Southside
  1. "Southside"
    Released: May 8, 2004
  2. "Hey Young Girl"
    Released: August 14, 2004
  3. "Southside (Remix)"
    Released: December 30, 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Southside is the debut studio album by American singer Lloyd, released by The Inc/Def Jam on July 20, 2004 in the United States (see 2004 in music). The singer teamed with producers Chink Santana, Rodney Jerkins, Irv Gotti and Jasper Cameron.

The album garnered a mostly positive reception from music critics, and produced the successful top thirty Billboard 200 hit, "Southside" with label-mate Ashanti and "Hey Young Girl" which failed chart or sell noticeably. Soon considered a commercial failure, it reached the top ten of U.S. Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart at number three, and number eleven on the Billboard 200,[2] selling over 67,000 copies in its first week.

Background[edit]

After parting ways from the group N-Toon and a hiatus to finish high school, Lloyd continued to record with southern producers. The single used "Hey Young Girl" has a demo, it landed the singer a recording contract with producer Irv Gotti. Gotti signed him to join his label The Inc. with Def Jam Records.

Singles[edit]

Southside yielded two singles. The album's lead single, "Southside", featuring label-mate Ashanti, was a success on the Billboard Hot 100 chart peaking at number twenty-four and the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs peaking at number thirteen. The second single, "Hey Young Girl" only mangage peak at number sixty-one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Though "Southside Remix" was considered to be released as the album's third single, it was not officially released but did have a video. It featured rapper Scarface and Ashanti.

Reception[edit]

David Jeffries of Allmusic gave the album 3 out of 5 stars and wrote "While there are no 'deep' moments on Southside, the glittery production is alive and inspired and Lloyd's cool persona never fails."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "ATL Tales / Ride Wit Me" (feat. Ja Rule) Chink Santana 5:16
2. "Hey Young Girl"   Rodney "Darkchid" Jerkins 3:57
3. "Southside" (feat. Ashanti) Jimi Kendrix 4:37
4. "Feelin You"   Chink Santana 4:08
5. "Take It Low"   Irv Gotti 4:28
6. "Hustler" (feat. Chink Santana) Chink Santana 3:37
7. "My Life"   Shawn Smith 4:07
8. "Cadillac Love" (feat. Taniya Walter) Jasper Cameron 3:55
9. "Trance" (feat. Lil' Wayne) Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins 4:42
10. "Feels So Right"   Wally Morris 4:38
11. "This Way"   Teddy Alexander Bishop 4:07
12. "Miss Lady" (Interlude) G. Anderson, D.W. Evans 1:45
13. "Sweet Dreams"   Jasper Cameron 4:12
14. "I'm a G"   Demi Doc 3:48
15. "Yesterday"   A. Judson Green 5:21
16. "Southside (Remix)" (feat. Scarface and Ashanti) Jimi Kendrix 5:18

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits for Southside adapted from Allmusic.[3]

Musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Vocal producer: Indiana Joan, JASPER, Lloyd
  • Engineers: Won Allen, David Ashton, Teddy Alexander Bishop, Milwaukee "Protools King" Buck, Carlton Lynn, Wirlie Morris, Andrew Slade
  • Mixing: Mr. Leslie Braithwaite, Alvin Speights, Brian Springer
  • A&R: Chris "Gotti" Lorenzo, Patrick Reynolds, Carol Vaughn, Jr.
  • Creative Director: Rick Patrick
  • Mastering: Tom Coyne

Chart history[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 11
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "Southside - Lloyd - Allmusic". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Musiq, Lloyd Usher Six Big Debuts Onto Album Chart". Billboard.com. 2006-10-20. Retrieved 2006-10-20. 
  3. ^ Tom Coyne, "allmusic (((Southside > Credits )))", Allmusic