Lloyd is ready for change, and the first thing he’s switching up is his label.
The singer said that he’s ready to move on from Irv Gotti’s The Inc (you might remember it as Murder Inc., though).
“There’s no bad blood. I just feel I need to take more control over my career and get a fresh start. Hopefully, Irv can understand my position,” he said in a press release.
Lloyd has been one of Murder Inc.’s biggest acts since his debut album Southside was released back in 2004. Lessons in Love, which dropped last year, spawned hits like “Girls Around the World” and a mixtape, Lessons in Love 2.0.
Right now, Lloyd is working on another mixtape and he’s looking forward to working on his next project. “We have plans to get in the studio with Jim Jonsin, The Runners, Cool & Dre, Rodney Jerkins and others,” he said. He went on to note that he’s excited to take his career to the next level and keep making music for his fans. Even though Lloyd’s leaving The Inc., he’s leaving the door open to work with the head of the label again, stating, “In the future, I still hope to work with Irv as a producer as well.”
This still leaves us to ponder why Lloyd is really looking for a new label home. That question was answered by his manager, Henry “Noonie” Lee.
“We find ourselves in limbo for the second time in three years. It’s frustrating to know that opportunities to advance Lloyd’s career are out there, but we can’t exploit them due to our current situation,” Noonie explained in the statement. “Even though Lloyd is appreciative of the opportunity that has been afforded him by The Inc., he feels it’s time for him to move on and seek opportunities that will allow him to build and enhance his brand.”
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