American rapper and songwriter Lloyd makes his debut on the silver screen via TV One’s “The Bobby DeBarge Story,” a role for which he may be said to be somewhat prepared, being a musician skilled in several instruments like a persona the story projects.
Robert Louis “Bobby” DeBarge, Jr was part of the Motown R&B/soul vocal group Switch, which thrilled America with hits “Love Over & Over Again,” “There’ll Never Be,” “I Call Your Name” and several others for much of the 70’s.
Bobby DeBarge‘s isn’t your story of ease, social and familial, all round. Noted for his falsetto, which many consider impressive to this day, Bobby DeBarge had it real rough growing up, struggled with substance abuse but still managed to make to make it to the top singing.
“The Bobby DeBarge Story,” the initiative of, among others, Russ Parr, opens the world of Bobby DeBarge, who died in August 1995, for all to see. His fear, struggles, addictions and rise to stardom find visual representation in the clip just premiered, with Lloyd playing the role of Gregory Williams.
Other cast members in the new flick include Roshon Fegan (as Bobby DeBarge), Blue Kimble (as Tommy DeBarge) and Tyra Ferrell (as Etterlene DeBarge).
Lloyd is excited about his new role and speaks (to Rated R&B) about having a connection with his character because the character, like Lloyd himself, has a passion for music. Also, in order not to fumble in the role, according to him, he had to do some research. He would post on Instagram that he couldn’t wait for fans to check ot the flick.
On the whole, the results aren’t bad. Check out Lloyd‘s “The Bobby DeBarge Story” interview below: