It is not often that a person has the opportunity to have, and fulfill, 2 separate and distinct career dreams but Brandon Lloyd aka B. Lloyd (if ya nasty) may just be one of them. Most recently, a Wide Receiver for the New England Patriots, Brandon Lloyd, who knew he wanted to be in the NFL since kindergarten, was a 4th round draft pick to the San Francisco 49ers and also played for the Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears, and Denver Broncos before finding his home in St. Louis. Living out a career as a pro athlete might have been enough for most but Brandon's musical alter ego, who fell in love with Hip Hop after hearing Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff's Nightmare on My Street, also wanted to make music of his own.
What drives this young man to not only pursue with equal fervor 2 very challenging career paths, but to offer himself up to the derision that often accompanies sports figures who try to break into music? The youngest of 7 children, Brandon Lloyd gives all of the credit for his incredible drive to his parents. "I knew I wanted to be in the NFL when I was in kindergarten." Brandon remembers. "I once got sent to the principle's office for saying I wanted to be a professional football player in class when the teacher asked us all what we wanted to be when we grew up. The teacher said it was an 'unrealistic goal.' My Mom and Dad had always told me I could do anything I wanted. Just give it 100% and I can attain it." From where Brandon Lloyd is sitting right now, it looks like they might just be right.