LLOYD: What I am learning as an older man now that I’m
twenty one is most of my life things were laid out for me.
All I had to do was just do my part as an artist, but now it’s
Young Goldie Music I am taking control of my own music
and my destiny. Now, I’ve made a big record on my own
and I am able to help make business decisions and attend
meetings with very important people. Those people help
make decisions about my career. Now, I am able to share
my ideas on my career.
LMD: How long have you been in the music biz?
LLOYD: I got my start at the age of ten years old when I
attended a performing arts elementary school. We would
travel on the road a lot. That is when I started to pursue
my passion and love for music. I truly love music but alot
of people would tell me you can be a doctor, lawyer, or a
fireman cause a career in the entertainment business was
not taken seriously. I felt that my dreams were not impos-
sible, so when I got my first deal I was like my dreams are
becoming a reality.
LMD: Do you enjoy touring and being on the road?
LLOYD: I love being on the road. I have experienced a lot
of different environment and lifestyles so I am not bias to
other lifestyles or music. I love performing for people. I love
singing for thousands of fans in an arena and I also enjoy it
if it’s twenty people in a little club. Singing is my passion
so being on the road makes that possible. Plus it’s exciting.
LMD: Did you write the songs on your last album?
LLOYD: I can honestly say that 90% of that album was co-
written by me.
LMD: What’s the deal with Inc. situation?
LLOYD: When I signed my contract I wasn’t legal. As I got
older I wanted to take control of my music. The more that I
would involve myself in my albums and the writing aspects.
Irv and I re-negotiated my deal giving me the creative con-
trol I wanted. I am 21 years old and I am the executive pro-
ducer of my music and I have my own production company.
LMD: What made you choose Shonuff for management?
LLOYD: I have always admired Jazze and his work ethnic.
He has a great personality and I’ve always wanted to work
with him and learn from him. When I walk into the offices of
Shonuff it has energy that makes things happen. From Jody
Breeze to Ciara to Cherish to Tone Tone to Nephu. It is a
great opportunity to be around my peers and do great music.
LMD: Has your music change due to working with Sho-
LLOYD: Definitely, I think my sound has grown working
with Jazze and my business ethnic have enhanced working
with Henry “Noonie” Lee. Henry created Noon Time and is
a good businessman. Jazze and Noonie are like my big bro-
thers and our relationships are unbelievable. I feel that my
music has changed due to me growing up and experiencing
more in my life. I am trying out alot of different melodies and
sounds in my music as well.
LMD: What inspired the song You?
LLOYD: It’s quite simple. It’s pretty much one night I was
out with a girl that I really like, but this girl always compare
herself to other girls. For example, I know you probably
tell all the girls the same thing or she says I can tell that
your mood changed when there’s another girl around. The
song was inspired by that type of insecurity.
LLOYD: In my life’s journey, I have been through a lot. I think
the hardest thing was to start over from scratch. In order to be
successful it is alright to fail, because no one is perfect. Failure
builds character but making the same mistakes twice is not ac-
ceptable. As a young man I have taken control of my destiny.
I’ve scratched everything and taken it back to where it started.
I’m recording with all my friends I grew up recording with instead
of people that I was placed in the studio with. Now that I have
worked through my biggest challenge I am making the best mu-
sic I even made in my life.
LMD: You recently met a rapper/producer who you grew up
listening to how was that meeting?
LLOYD: David Banner, a guy I listened to growing up (a kid from
the Calio Projects now residing in Decatur, GA) came up to me
and asked how my family was and how they were affected by
Katrina. Then he told me my song was one of his favorite songs
and then he started singing my song. His energy and his story
inspires me. Black people take nothing and turns it into some-
thing. Making something from nothing is our culture.
LMD: You are a handsome young man, so are you single?
LLOYD: I am single. I’m not going to make that joke. (Laughs)
I was watching James Brown’s interview the other day and he
said “I’m single and ready to mingle.” I’m focused on my music
cause sometimes you can get side tracked by what’s out there.
I just try to keep a level head. I know there’s a girl out there
LMD: What type of lady would you date?
LLOYD: My dream lady would be totally secure and she knows
who she is and what she wants. She won’t let the little things
get in the way of our relationship and love.
LMD: It is rumored that you like ladies older than you or do
you like ladies younger than you or both?
LLOYD: The maturity and body language of a lady older than
myself is amazing. She makes you feel like you are learning
something. Like a teacher ready for school saying pay attention
and listen. Then there are the ladies younger than myself. They
are very adrenaline filled young girls that are youthful and fun
and ready to do whatever. I do love them both. I love women
LMD: Are there any other ventures you are interested in out
side of being an recording artist?
LLOYD: I like acting. I was invited to do the UPN sitcom One on
One with Kyla Pratt. I actually talked to Usher a few weeks ago.
I am kindda digging the Broadway thing.
LMD: What would you like your fans to know about Lloyd?
LLOYD: I want them to know I am very humble and I appreciate
even the smallest things in life. I don’t like to take anything for
granted. I have grown a little since my last time around. Be
prepared to ride with me that is the most important thing.
LMD: What projects are you featured on?
LLOYD: I can say look out for Scrappy, Trillville, Tupac tenth
year anniversary album, Rick Ross, Eightball MJG, and Lil
Wayne albums. I am currently working on my album as well. It
will be my best album and it will have something for everyone.
LMD: Is there anything else you would like to comment on?
LLOYD: I want to say my family and I are from the NO and alot
of my family lived in the lower income area of NO, which was
devastated. My heart goes out to everyone that was affected
by the natural disaster. Even when it seems like things can not
get worst it can, but stay motivated. There will be a brighter day.
Being young driven and focused made me a great young man.
Remember to keep your dreams alive. They can happen.
Check out my album Street Love.