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Music Review: Lloyd-Tru EP

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We haven’t heard from Lloyd in 5 years and he hasn’t been relevant in nearly ten.  But this Tru EP mmay prove that we shouldn’t count him out.

In the titular opener of this 5 track EP, “Tru,” he references his hiatus with:

“Hey world, yeah I know it’s been a while / thought I’d come around to let you know what’s up now / no album lately so my mind is kinda up, down / I still been taking care of mama in the somehow / disappeared from the scene and left my old team / had to find a new approach to an old dream” There’s something very authentic about his lyrics and the tenor of his voice.

“Heavenly Body,” which features Rick Ross, has a more hip-hop sound, obvi, and is a little too busy for my liking.  But I appreciate a dirty song, and this one definitely delivers.

The closer, “Excited,” is my favorite.  It harkens back to 80s & 90s R&B, which is the only R&B I’ll ever need.

I think it was smart for Lloyd to ease back into music.  He gave us just a taste of what he can do but it was an utterly delicious spoonful.

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Lo Brewer is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she received a BA for her major in Journalism & Media Studies. She started her career in ad sales and corporate training and worked in media for over a decade at Viacom and Fox Networks. But in 2015, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career that revolved around her two greatest passions, writing and crafting. Soon she was writing for several websites as an entertainment, fashion and music expert. She also launched a small business creating felt crafts and Ankara clothing and home goods through Etsy. Lo is a Jersey Girl (in a Cali world), a self-professed pop culture idiot savant, a homebody, a hardcore crafter, a lover of all things retro & vintage, a thrift shopoholic, and an all-around silly MF. In addition to being a celebriologist and DIY demon, she is also a novelist. Her first, The Semester, was published in 2013. She hopes to publish her second book, The Apartment, in the upcoming year.