Former Murder Inc. singer Lloyd has reportedly inked a new record deal with Interscope Records.
The young singer signed a deal with Irv Gotti’s Murder Inc. imprint back in the early 2000s, and went on to release three moderately successful albums during his time there.
Then, in the summer of 2009, Lloyd revealed that he would finally depart from his longtime home. Once he officially ended the relationship, he became popping up on numerous singles for other artists, which in turn helped him grow.
His most recent hit came when Lil Wayne reached out to him to jump on the song “Bedrock,” the lead single from Weezy’s Young Money compilation.
Now, Lloyd is with Interscope, according to a report from MTV, despite rumors had him going over to Wayne’s Young Money label after the success of the aforementioned single.
“Baby and Wayne were definitely the first people to reach out to me. I talked to them about a deal. That’s who I thought I’d end up with in my heart,” Lloyd explained. “The problem is that Young Money/ Cash Money is exclusive to Universal/ Motown. As you and I know, that’s where I did my last two albums. I wasn’t excited about going back. I tried to do a Young Money/ Cash Money deal through another distributor, but it couldn’t be done. At the end of the day, I’m still family, though.
“I love the way Interscope gets down. I love the way Jimmy [Iovine] gets down,” Lloyd added.
From here, the singer says he’s focusing on creating a “classic album” and “staying in the public eye with more guest features.”
As far as a time line for his Interscope debut, that wasn’t immediately revealed at press time.