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!



 


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

  1. 1
    Smokie says:

    I like the song.

  2. 2
    LadyJustice says:

    awww snaps :dance:

  3. 3
    Smokie says:

    Patti handled that song, didn’t she?

  4. 4
    STL OPINION! says:

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

  5. 5
    supa says:

    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.

  6. 6
    kingstonn says:

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

  7. 7
    2012 says:

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

  8. 8
    2012 says:

    Aint Polow ****ing CB?

  9. 9

    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?

  10. 10
    YSoSerious says:

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

  11. 11
    CHARBEE says:

    YSoSerious says:

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

    Yso you been going hard all day…. :rofl:

  12. 12
    CFREE says:

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

  13. 13
    KweenKish11 says:

    I Looooooooove IT!!!!!

  14. 14
    DoNotDeleteMe says:

    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!

  15. 15
    West Coast Chick says:

    not a banger… but its ok :coffee:

  16. 16
    West Coast Chick says:

    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:

  17. 17
    West Coast Chick says:

    kingstonn says:

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

    _________________________________________________

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

  18. 18
    shandicarib says:

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

  19. 19
    shandicarib says:

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

    Ooops I meant

    :cosign:

  20. 20
    panderson9801 says:

    The song is hot!!!

  21. 21
    Daisy says:

    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

  22. 22
    Iblondon says:

    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.

  23. 23
    Phrozen1der says:

    @2012 being #Ratchet already I see :rofl:

  24. 24
    ChaCha says:

    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

  25. 25
    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:

  26. 26
    Phrozen1der says:

    @Yso You aint right :lol:

  27. 27

    :heart: SR Im out until tomorrow

  28. 28
    Phrozen1der says:

    :cya: @Choco!

  29. 29
    Iblondon says:

    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:
    —————————
    I don’t even want to imagine lol

  30. 30
    YSoSerious says:

    @Phro

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

  31. 31
    YSoSerious says:

    @lblondon

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

  32. 32
    ChaCha says:

    kingstonn says:

    ty’z cha friggging chella… we gonna fight!

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

  33. 33
    phoenixlediva says:

    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

  34. 34
    aqtpie says:

    I :heart: me some Patricia!!!

  35. 35
    MrsMantha says:

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

  36. 36
    LilNancyDrew says:

    Come on yall it’s “Teena”.

  37. 37
    H.B.I.C says:

    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:

  38. 38
    rockstar says:

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

  39. 39
    Destinee says:

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

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