Thursday, December 30, 2010

Exclusive: Polow Da Don explains how he got Patti LaBelle on Lloyd’s “Lay It Down Pt II”

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R&B singer Lloyd just dropped a special remix to his single “Lay It Down” honoring the late Teena Marie and the ailing Aretha Franklin. The remix features the legendary Patti Labelle, whose sample was used on the original track. I just got off the phone with music mogul Polow Da Don who gave us some insight into how the remix came about.

Polow, who produced the original track and the remix, explains that the idea came to him when he spoke to an old girlfriend who is an acquaintance of the “Lady Marmalade” singer.

“She called me out of the blue one day… and I asked her ‘can you please hook me up with Patti?’” he recalls.

“She said ‘of course, that’s my girl!’ She called and talked to Patti’s son… I talked to Patti’s son and he loved the original record. So he convinced her to do it. I flew to New York and sat down with her, and we just got in there and did it,” he said.

“She was a lot of fun,” he continued. “She was great. The more we got into it, the more it started to feel special. When you hear that remix, it does something to you!” Polow continued: “When you make something that just brings people together, that’s hater-proof, it’s special. It’s bigger than a song.”


  1. I like this version better than the first one! :-)

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