Polow da Don

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Polow da Don
Birth name Jamal Fincher Jones
Born Clearwater, Florida, United States
Genres Hip hop, R&B
Instruments Keyboards, Sampler
Years active 1997–present
Labels Zone 4, Interscope
Associated acts

Jamal Fincher Jones, professionally known as Polow da Don, is an American record producer, songwriter and rapper. His cousin is Atlanta singer Monica.

Jones has produced for a variety of artists including 2PM, Nicki Minaj, Ciara, Chris Brown, Nelly, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, T.I., Will Smith, Keri Hilson, Limp Bizkit, Kelis, and Usher.

Jones left college to pursue a rap career with his group Jim Crow. The group signed to Sony Records in 1999 where they released two albums—Crow's Nest (1999) and Right Quick (2001)—before being dropped. Although disappointed, Jones formed a Southern hip hop group with Bubba Sparxxx, Sean P, Pastor Troy, G Rock, and Timbaland. However, they split up without any releases.[1] Jones started making beats around 2001. His first beat tape made its way to Interscope Records president Jimmy Iovine. The beats were eventually used for the tracks "Runaway Love" by Ludacris, "Buttons" by the Pussycat Dolls, and "This Is the Life" by Tru-Life, among others.[2]


Selected production credits[edit]


  • 2007: Ozone Awards – Best Producer[3]
  • 2007: Ozone Awards – Club Banger of the Year ("Throw Some D's")[3]
  • 2008: BMI 56th Annual Pop Awards – Songwriter of the Year[4]
  • 2009: BMI 57th Annual Pop Awards – Songwriter of the Year[5]
  • 2009: BMI Urban Awards – Producer of the Year[6]


  1. ^ Hope, Clover (June 2007). "I'm Fresh". XXL magazine, p. 70.
  2. ^ Shepherd, Julianne (March/April 2008). "Polow Da Don: Back for the First Time Archived 2009-02-17 at the Wayback Machine.". Scratch magazine. Accessed June 4, 2008.
  3. ^ a b Rodriguez, Jayson (August 15, 2007). "Lil Wayne, T-Pain Win Big At Ozone Awards". MTV. Accessed September 12, 2009.
  4. ^ Mitchell, Gail (May 21, 2008). "BMI Pop Awards Crowns Polow Da Don Top Songwriter". Billboard.biz. Accessed June 4, 2008.
  5. ^ "Gamble & Huff Named BMI Icons at 57th Annual Pop Awards". BMI (20 May 2009). Accessed 23 September 2009.
  6. ^ "BMI Honors George Clinton, T-Pain, Lil Wayne and Many More at Urban Awards in New York". BMI (10 September 2009). Accessed 23 September 2009.

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