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

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.

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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.”

Polow also commented on the chris brown, Raz B Twitter controversy. Stay tuned for that!



 


  • http://smokiesays.blogspot.com/ Smokie

    I like the song.

  • LadyJustice

    awww snaps :dance:

  • http://smokiesays.blogspot.com/ Smokie

    Patti handled that song, didn’t she?

  • STL OPINION!

    Im feelin this! patti is unlimited talents ill be happy when bet will honor her IMO she shouldve been b4 prince :shrug: my opinion!

  • supa

    nice concept, but lloyd?? actually, no one that is out can really blow. so, that song would have worked way better w an unknown male talent who can actually blow.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbGkxcY7YFU kingstonn

    can’t hear the song on my phone, but i hope it sounds better than lloyd yodeling on the original song. :rolleyes:

  • 2012

    That hair cut is really becoming of LLoyd. But he still got that big nose.

  • 2012

    Aint Polow ****ing CB?

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

    I never knew who song this song.

    I like the song. Patti flowed on that beat!!!

    “If you really wanna keep a good girl, then why u running the streets with a hood girl”

    BUUUUUUUUUUUUT

    What does this song have to do with Tina or Aretha? What’s the correlation? Did I miss something?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7MJXRIqU7E&feature=related YSoSerious

    Lloyd little rat faced self squeaking on the same song as Miss Patti? Blasphemous. :coffee:

  • http://CHARBEE97@TWITTER.COM CHARBEE

    YSoSerious says:

    Lloyd little rat faced self squeaking on the same song as Miss Patti? Blasphemous.
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    Yso you been going hard all day…. :rofl:

  • CFREE

    :blink: Patti on a song wit Lloyd, oh ok :|

  • KweenKish11

    I Looooooooove IT!!!!!

  • DoNotDeleteMe

    When I first heard Lloyd sing that song, I was blown away. I like the message in the remix but I rather listen to Lloyd’s version that he does solo. In some parts of that song, he sounds like Michael Jackson. People have really slept on this young man. He is gorgeous!

  • West Coast Chick

    not a banger… but its ok :coffee:

  • West Coast Chick

    YSoSerious says:

    Lloyd little rat faced self squeaking on the same song as Miss Patti? Blasphemous.

    ______________________________________________________

    right.. something’s amiss with that whole duet fiasco :yes:

  • West Coast Chick

    kingstonn says:

    can’t hear the song on my phone, but i hope it sounds better than lloyd yodeling on the original song.

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    I would say ” keep hope alive” but in this case…. :no:

  • shandicarib

    What does this song have to do with Tina or Aretha? What’s the correlation? Did I miss something?

  • shandicarib

    What does this song have to do with Tina or Aretha? What’s the correlation? Did I miss something?

    Ooops I meant

    :cosign:

  • panderson9801

    The song is hot!!!

  • Daisy

    Say my name Patti Patti :dance: You are my friend is my FAV Patti song

    This is my JAM! Lloyd will give you a hawt single every few years

  • Iblondon

    Omg!!! I was just in the car when this came on and I thought who did lloyd have to sleep with to get patti on this record LOL. I love her parts in the song though.

  • Phrozen1der

    @2012 being #Ratchet already I see :rofl:

  • http://chachellasplayground.blogspot.com/?zx=979f097e05f327d8 ChaCha

    OKAY I CLOSED ALL THE LAST TABS OUT….IF YOU WANT A NEW ONE TO BEGIN BRING ME YOUR CARDS…. AND YES I DO ACCEPT RUSH CARDS, EBT, AND ANY CARDS WITH A GREEN DOT… THANKS :coffee: <—RED BULL AND VODKA

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7MJXRIqU7E&feature=related YSoSerious

    @lblondon

    If he had to sleep with someone, it sure wasn’t Patti. I don’t think he would survive all that woman. :coffee:

  • Phrozen1der

    @Yso You aint right :lol:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    :heart: SR Im out until tomorrow

  • Phrozen1der

    :cya: @Choco!

  • Iblondon

    YSoSerious says:

    @lblondon

    If he had to sleep with someone, it sure wasn’t Patti. I don’t think he would survive all that woman. :coffee:
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    I don’t even want to imagine lol

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7MJXRIqU7E&feature=related YSoSerious

    @Phro

    Now that Redeemed/Restored is gone (supposedly) someone needs to speak the gospel truth. Why not moi? :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7MJXRIqU7E&feature=related YSoSerious

    @lblondon

    I’m thinking it’d be like Common and Queen in “Just Wright”. Just wrong. :no:

  • http://chachellasplayground.blogspot.com/?zx=979f097e05f327d8 ChaCha

    kingstonn says:

    ty’z cha friggging chella… we gonna fight!

    HELLLO MY BEAUTIFUL KINGSTONNNNNNN …. :kiss: MY BAD baby girl!!!!

  • phoenixlediva

    This song isnt as bad as I thought it would be.. But I do think it should have been a different male singer.. Llyod has no kick to his voice.. He sounds like a 9 year old.. Money cant be that tight for Mama Patti… SMDH

  • aqtpie

    I :heart: me some Patricia!!!

  • MrsMantha

    At the beginning of the song Lyold gave shouts outs to Tina and Aretha. I loved the song and Ms. Patti was fire!!

  • LilNancyDrew

    Come on yall it’s “Teena”.

  • H.B.I.C

    I heard the remix driving home yesterday and I ABSOLUTELY LOVES IT. :champ:

    I still can’t believe the french vanilla vocal diva Teena Marie is gone! And Ms. Patti, Ms. Patti! is a BBAAAADDDD Bish. I turn into a fanatic gay dude when I talk about Ms. Patti. Kudos to Lloyd and Polow (who I got no love for but give props when its due) for doing the damn thang. :waves:

  • rockstar

    favorite line-but she be lying on a nigga momma!! priceless

  • Destinee

    I love it…if you want a good girl, then you why do you want a hood girl! YEAH!!!! :danban: