Girls Around The World

Album: Lessons in Love (2008)
Charted: 64

Songfacts®:

  • This features Lloyd's labelmate Lil Wayne, who also was a featured artist on Lloyd's 2006 US Top 10 single "You."
  • This samples the beat from Eric B. & Rakim's 1987 song "Paid In Full." Additionally, Lil Wayne's verse borrows heavily from "Paid In Full's" lyrics. Lloyd told MTV News why he chose to pay homage to this classic track: "You know what it was, when Eric B. and Rakim was out with 'Paid in Full,' the intensity was a little bit more special. It was also something considered to be sacred. Being a part of this game, you dedicated everything you had to being innovative with your sound. There's a lot of ringtone artists who only come out with a really good song, and they disappear forever. To be back for a third time, it means that we must be pretty good at what we're doing. If we're gonna do it, let's not slack up and get lazy. Success just builds expectation in my world. That's what I want to be one day. I want to be a legend."
  • Jasper Cameron and Big Reese, who are both part of the StreetLove crew produced this. The duo also produced Lloyd's hit "You," along with several other tracks on Lessons In Love.
  • Lloyd told Billboard magazine: "The general idea of the album is about encouraging young people to take time and trust love."
  • Hype Williams, frequent collaborator of Kanye West, Jay Z, and Busta Rhymes, directed the outer space-themed music video, which was shot in Miami, Florida.

Comments: 1

  • Ross from Dunn, NcThe song did manage to hit #13 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
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