Monday, January 12, 2009

Polow & Ciara the next Timbaland & Aaliyah?

Polow talked with MTV and discussed his work with Ciara on her upcoming yet long delayed album Fantasy Ride (now due in April) and what makes his and Ciara's synergy so special. "We both came up and were raised in the same camp," Polow explained. "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."

"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."

The official first single from the album will be the Polow produced "Never Ever" featuring Young Jeezy with a video already shot over the weekend. Hopefully the 2 Danja tracks we've heard so far "Echo" and "Work" will still be on the album and be on the lookout for The Clutch written "Role Call" that is also a possibility.

Now to me what makes this article so interesting is that Polow never compares himself directly to Timbaland, rather the article plugs in Timbo's name to fit the Aaliyah reference. Why? How could there ever be a "new Timbaland and Aaliyah"? That makes no sense to me. I understand the reference to the chemistry of an artist and a producer but I'm not sure I understand the need to compare them to a singer who passed away long before her time and a producer who's still making #1 hits. Ahh anyway I'm just ranting today.

What do you think, how do you compare Polow and Ciara to Timbaland and Aaliyah? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Props to the Chetmasta for the link.


  1. i agree with u jboogie, no one can ever have the same chemistry like Tim and Aaliyah, now Polow has had some good songs but nothing like Tim.him and ciara hasn't done nothing great for the exception of the song PROMISE, but that was it, and polow was bitin Prince style.

  2. polow is hot ciara is hot. But tim and aaliyah should never be compared to them. lol not explanation needed.

  3. i agree jboogie. i don't think no one should compare any artist or producer to another. everything artist or producer is unique in their on way. some may be similar in ways but they are still different...

    timbaland & aaliyah could never be matched the same way polow & ciara could never be matched. both teams are different in their own ways...

  4. o jeez guyz

    i think hes jus saying he has a sound for ciara

    like tibaland had a sound for aaliyah

    like pharrell had a sound for kelis

    i dont think he was tryna say theyre the NEXT timbaland n aaliyah or tryna take their shine

    its fine

  5. There is no comparison...

    Timbaland and Aaliyah (Let's not forget Missy)were on a different level.

    But, Polow and Ciara...
    I had'nt really consider till i read this piece

  6. Tim & Aaliyah came out with some classic sounds. We havent heard such stuffs yet frm Polow n Ciara.

  7. I agree wit yall, Timbaland (and Missy) and Aaliyah are CLASSIC. They had their OWN SOUND and they continued to recreate THEIR SOUND. Ciara and Polow? Hmmmmm....

  8. Ciara ft Chris Brown-Turn Me On has Danja & Clutch sound all over it

  9. Wolves I'm working on getting that identified. It does sound like Candice on the echos.

    Hey hit me up:

    I've been looking to talk to you for you for awhile now.

  10. @Wolves8
    You are no different, I've seen you here already and you should know what time it is. Hit us up if you have something non-topic related!

    In case my email isn't known here
    So hit me up if you wanna insult me or whatever is in your mind.

  11. I don't think he is saying they are the next Timbo/Aaliyah he feels that his chemistry with ciara is similar,for him to mention tim/aaliyah proves how much respect polow has for tim and has followed his career. I would like Tim to do at least a song with Ciara solo and see what that would sound like.

  12. I love Ciara, but she will never equal my love for Aaliyah. Needless to say, the same applies with Polow Da Don and Timbaland.

    Although I can also understand that I don't think they were trying to draw a comparison between the two collaborations. It was probably done just to hype them up a bit.

  13. Polow is so disrespectful. I can't even be a Timbaland fan cause his supposed fans enjoy his biters more these days. Sad...

  14. never...AALIYAHH!! :'(


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