[ON WORKING WITH CIARA]
Ciara's upcoming album, Fantasy Ride, may feature a slew of hitmaking producers, including Tricky Stewart (Rihanna's "Umbrella"), Danjahandz (Britney Spears' "Gimme More") and Missy Elliott (Jazmine Sullivan's "Need U Bad"). But according to Polow Da Don, only he and CiCi have something special enough to become the new Aaliyah and Timbaland.
"We both came up and were raised in the same camp," Polow explained to MTV News. "We've known each other for a long time. We actually just have this natural chemistry that I don't even have with some of my own artists.
"I understand her and I understand what she should be doing," the producer added. "I look at it like this: When I work with her, I'm a fan, and this is what I want her to be doing."......................................................................
"Hard midtempo is back," Polow said. "Where dudes can ride around in their cars and listen to R&B and not feel like a girl. ['Never Ever'] is hard like a rap record, and that's why Jeezy had no problem jumping on it — 'cause it's hard.
"And one thing people do say about when I work with Ciara is that I make her sound better than ever," he continued. "I make her sound like a vocalist versus the other stuff she may do that's more performance, where she can get on the dance floor. It's kind of the same thing with Aaliyah. She may not have been the best singer, but her voice was so unique and her sound — she had her own lane, and I think Ciara is like that same thing."
Polow trying to get Aaliyah stans mad. He didn't say anything wrong but you know we need no reason...