I knew there was something about that song I liked! It just screams Usher … the vibe, the style, the lyrics, pretty much everything. But yeah, “Get It Shawty” was a track produced by “J Lack” (James Lackey – Usher’s 22-year-old brother) and was originally intended for Usher to be put on his new album that should be releasing this fall.
“I was working in the studio with Jazze Pha one day and Usher’s brother [James] ‘J. Lack’ [Lackey] came by,” Lloyd explained. “[We] recorded a song called ‘Hazel,’ and because of our vibe, he accidentally played me another song called ‘Get It Shawty.’ Usher was there and he kind of waved him off, like, ‘No, what are you doing? You’re not supposed to play that.’ I was just so in love with the song that I had Jazze kind of call them every day and tell them how much I wanted to record it. They actually invited me to the crib, Usher and J. Lack, and we recorded it at their studio. Originally, their stance was, ‘I know you like it, but how about this one?’ And I was like, ‘No, no, no, I want that one!’ [He laughs.] ‘I need that one. That’s the one for me.’ I know Usher wants to showcase J. Lack’s talent on his next project. So I would go as far as to say, yeah, ‘Get It Shawty’ was probably for Usher’s album.”
Can’t you just imagine Usher singing this song? I mean, don’t get me wrong, Lloyd does his thing on the track, but y’all know how things go with Usher. Y’all should know by now it’s about the song, but more about who sings it. Tell me I’m lying… you know it’s the truth!! 😉