Since the release of King of Hearts in 2011, Lloyd has been more or less under the radar. The following year we got his Playboy Diaries mixtape, but it would take four more years until he dropped his Tru EP on us.
Seven years after his last album, the curly headed black boy ends the drought with his new studio effort, Tru.
An extension to last year’s EP, Lloyd detailed the different aspects of the album in a series of Instagram posts.
“No matter how much you try to hide, the truth must come to light,” he said. “Embrace it. Bask in it. Let it lead your identity. Truth is, you can only love another as much as you love yourself. And by being real with yourself at all times, you will find a supreme clarity and become surrounded Less and less by things that drag you down and uplifted more and more by Love and Honesty.”
Equipped with 11 songs—including “Caramel” and a trio of songs (“Tru,” “Heavenly Body” with Rick Ross, and “Holding” with Lil Wayne) from the EP—the full-length edition of Tru also features guest appearances from Curren$y, Khujo Goodie, Sevyn Streeter, River, and The Spelman Women’s Choir.
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