Multi-platinum producer Polow Da Don who is known as the "King of All White Girls" defended accusations that he jacked the beat for Usher's hit single "Love in This Club." Rumors started about the source for the song after an internet video surfaced showing how the song may have been produced using stock loops from the popular Apple software program Garage Band.
The infamous garageband video has been removed before from Youtube with the copyright claim message so watch it while you can. Polow Da Don spoke to SOHH to set the record straight.
Watch the beat jacking video Polow Da Don Exposed!! He Used Garage Band For Love In This Club.
After being accused of using preset music software to produce his six-figure beats, Atlanta producer Polow Da Don spoke with SOHH exclusively to clear up those allegations, while also responding to rumors that he's behind recent Beyoncé leaks.
A YouTube video sparked an uproar Thursday over Usher's #1 hit "Love in This Club," which was produced and co-written by Polow.
In the short video, an unidentified young man plays a snippet of "Love in This Club," then demonstrates two presets from Apple's GarageBand program which sound nearly identical to the track -- instantly threatening the credibility of one of hip-hop's hottest producers."That's not where I got them from, but they're definitely in there," Polow said of the sounds used in "Love in This Club," telling SOHH he had yet to view the YouTube video. "There's this keyboard I have that a lot of sounds come in."
Polow noted that the song contains a live bassline and that Robin Thicke was enlisted to play piano on the record."If a ten-year-old can make 'Love in This Club' and save Usher's career and make black women want to f*ck him again, after they was done with him for getting married, then sh*t he's a genius just like me," Polow said. "I also wrote the hook - that's not a preset. I can charge six figures because I make companies hundreds of millions of dollars," Polow explained. "It's a small percentage of earnings. I'm one of the most influential people in music, not just on the production side, behind the scenes! Even me having the balls to leak an Usher record -- I put my career and my relationship on the line, but I did that all because I really believed in the music. "
Multi-Platinum Producer Polow Da Don in the Studio
We found it interesting that Polow Da Don was able to share his insight on how he saved Usher's career. Here's more words of wisdom from Polow Da Don's Allhiphop.com interview explaining his title as "King of the White Girls."
AllHipHop.com: Now, you call yourself the "King of All White Girls." Elaborate on that for me.
Polow Da Don: Just the “King of the White Girls.” I ain't self proclaimed but I run with it. [Laughs] There was a stage in my life where I went crazy with dating white women. I have nothing against black women, but they’re raised differently. White women are raised to respect and serve their men. Black women are taught to question [their men]. Black women look at submission as being weak. White women look at submission as being a woman. And anyone who has a problem with this statement is ignorant. Just look at the divine order: it goes God, man, woman, child." source