Southside (Lloyd album)

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Southside
Lloyd Southside.jpg
Studio album by Lloyd
Released July 20, 2004 (U.S.)
Recorded 2003–2004
Genre R&B, hip hop
Length 65:12
Label
Producer Irv Gotti (exec.), Chink Santana, Jasper Cameron, Wally Morris, Demi Doc, T.W. Hale, Rodney "Darkchid" Jerkins, Jimi Kendrix
Lloyd chronology
Southside
(2004)
Street Love
(2007)Street Love2007
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
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

Southside is the debut studio album by American R&B recording artist Lloyd. It was released on July 20, 2004, by The Inc. Records and Def Jam Recordings (see 2004 in music). The singer teamed with several of record producers such as Chink Santana, Rodney Jerkins, Irv Gotti and Jasper Cameron, among others.

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]

Lloyd continued to record with southern rap producers after parting ways from his group N-Toon, and going on hiatus to finish high school. The single, "Hey Young Girl" was used to be included as 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]

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 manage 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.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."ATL Tales / Ride Wit Me" (featuring Ja Rule)Chink Santana5:16
2."Hey Young Girl"Rodney "Darkchid" Jerkins3:57
3."Southside" (featuring Ashanti)Jimi Kendrix4:37
4."Feelin You"Chink Santana4:08
5."Take It Low"Irv Gotti4:28
6."Hustler" (featuring Chink Santana)Chink Santana3:37
7."My Life"Shawn Smith4:07
8."Cadillac Love" (featuring Taniya Walter)Jasper Cameron3:55
9."Trance" (featuring Lil Wayne)Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins4:42
10."Feels So Right"Wally Morris4:38
11."This Way"Teddy Alexander Bishop4:07
12."Miss Lady (Interlude)"G. Anderson, D.W. Evans1:45
13."Sweet Dreams"Jasper Cameron4:12
14."I'm a G"Demi Doc3:48
15."Yesterday"A. Judson Green5:21
16."Southside (Remix)" (featuring Scarface and Ashanti)Jimi Kendrix5:18

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

Charts[edit]

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 
  4. ^ "Lloyd Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  5. ^ "Lloyd Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  6. ^ "Year-End Charts: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums - 2004". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 11, 2015.