The cover of Lloyd’s new EP Tru (out today) says it all. He’s stripped down, sitting alone in the forest, appearing to be in a state of meditation.
Clearly, there’s a lot on his mind, and he gets straight to it on the title track released earlier this year. It’s one of the most vulnerable songs we’ve received from an R&B singer in a long time.
The former Young Money vocalist reflects on his five year hiatus, efforts to provide for his family, legal problems, and asks fans for their continued support. “This is me so please accept me for who I,” he sings.
The other three songs on the EP featuring Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and 2 Chainz aren’t as lyrically poignant, but he sounds good. At some point, I’ll dig up my 2000 interview with him when he was in the pre-teen boy band N-Toon. I’m glad to see him back and receiving such a warm welcome online.