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Street Love is the second studio album by singer Lloyd, it was released on March 13, 2007 through Young Goldie Music, The Inc. Records, Sho'nuff Records, and Universal Motown. The first single is "You" featuring Lil Wayne. The second single off the album is called "Get It Shawty" and the remix featured Yung Joc.

Street Love
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 13, 2007
Recorded2006–2007
GenreR&B, hip hop
Length60:43
Label
ProducerIrv Gotti, Big Reese, Jasper Cameron, James "J. Lack" Lackey, Jazze Pha, Bryan Michael Cox, 7 Aurelius, Eric Hudson, Wally Morris, Matty P
Lloyd chronology
Southside
(2004)
Street Love
(2007)
Lessons in Love
(2008)
Singles from Lloyd
  1. "You"
    Released: October 23, 2006
  2. "Get It Shawty"
    Released: March 13, 2007
  3. "Player's Prayer"
    Released: July 17, 2007

The album received a positive reception from critics who considered it an improvement over his debut album Southside. Street Love debuted on the US Billboard 200 at number two, selling 144,672 copies sold in its first week.[1] As of April 2007 the album was certified Gold by the RIAA with an excess of 500,000 copies sold.[2]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com     [3]
AllMusic     [4]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[5]
Okayplayer     [6]
PopMatters          [7]

Street Love garnered a generally positive reception from music critics who found it an improvement over Southside. AllMusic's David Jeffries praised the album for shedding Lloyd's thug image and replacing it with slow jams that come across as more convincing and sexy, saying that "Lloyd is more comfortable, committed, and believable on Street Love, and if taken in small doses, you can add satisfying to the list."[4] Mark Edward Nero of About.com also complimented the album for providing songs that will catch the public's attention but also said that its lacking in artistic quality, substance and vocal delivery, concluding with "That said, the album isn't bad. Lloyd plays his role well and manages to come across as sensitive yet strong, and not as a sappy sucker."[3] Adam Pearthree of Okayplayer said that despite faltering towards the end he praised the track variety throughout the record for having formulaic but attention-grabbing lyrical work, concluding that "Those looking for the next great step forward in R&B will be sorely disappointed, but if you need to fill the gap in your life while waiting for a new Usher album, Street Love will not let you down."[6] Andy Greenwald of Entertainment Weekly said that the album had potential but concluded with, "Unfortunately, in between, Lloyd's talents are adrift on an ocean of samey slow jams."[5] Gentry Boeckel of PopMatters criticized the record for having an overabundance of slow-paced ballads, saying that "Lloyd seems more interested in making staid, tried-and-true, music-that-will-get-me-laid music, rather than taking the style to new enclaves."[7]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Lloyd (Intro)"Bryan-Michael Cox1:32
2."You" (featuring Lil Wayne)Big Reese, Jasper Cameron4:33
3."Certified"Jazze Pha4:32
4."I Don't Mind"DJ Flash3:55
5."Get It Shawty"J. Lack3:29
6."Incredible"Clipz4:12
7."Valentine"Wally Morris4:26
8."Hazel"J. Lack3:51
9."Player's Prayer"Jasper Cameron4:11
10."Killing Me"Big Reese4:37
11."Take You Home"Eric Hudson3:47
12."What You Wanna Do"Big Reese3:44
13."Streetlove"Big Reese, Jasper Cameron4:55
14."One for Me"7 Aurelius4:12
15."I Want You (Remix)" (featuring Andre 3000 and Nas)Big Reese, Jasper Cameron4:27

ChartsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Musiq, Lloyd Usher Six Big Debuts Onto Album Chart", Billboard.com. Accessed on March 21, 2007.
  2. ^ "#FlashbackFriday. Lloyd - 'Get It Shawty' (#2007)", Instagram.com. Accessed on January 21, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Nero, Mark Edward. "Review: Lloyd - "Street Love"". About.com. Archived from the original on March 20, 2007. Retrieved July 5, 2011.
  4. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "Street Love - Lloyd". AllMusic. Retrieved July 5, 2011.
  5. ^ a b Greenwald, Andy (March 7, 2007). "Street Love". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved July 5, 2011.
  6. ^ a b Pearthree, Adam (April 2007). "Lloyd - Street Love". Okayplayer. Archived from the original on July 8, 2007. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  7. ^ a b Boeckel, Gentry (May 31, 2007). "Lloyd: Street Love". PopMatters. Retrieved July 5, 2011.
  8. ^ "Lloyd Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  9. ^ "Lloyd Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  10. ^ "American album certifications – Lloyd – Street Love". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 11, 2015. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  11. ^ "Year-End Charts: Billboard 200 Albums - 2007". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  12. ^ "Year-End Charts: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums - 2007". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on July 19, 2015. Retrieved May 11, 2015.