Sean Garrett Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records

Ciara f/ Petey Pablo "Goodies" (2004)

Album: Goodies
Producer: Lil Jon
Label: LaFace, Sho'nuff
Sean Garrett: "That was actually Ciara's first single. I did that song in the same week. I've always really been an unorthodox type of thinker. There's always strategy to making my records—it's not just sitting down and writing a record. I never really liked following a traditional style. I wanted to be known for having a different sound.

 

What was great about that time was that I could do records on Lil Jon tracks because they were so quirky and linear and weird. Putting R&B songs and pop songs on those beats was so intriguing to people

 

"What was great about that time was that I could do records on Lil Jon tracks because they were so quirky and linear and weird. Putting R&B songs and pop songs on those beats was so intriguing to people. It was a perfect opportunity to break an artist with the record 'Goodies.' We worked directly at the time. She was little 'Cici.' That's why I can't really take her seriously. What I mean by not taking her seriously is that we still look at her as a little sister. Watching her grow up is great but all of our memories are definitely from when she was a baby girl at 15 or 16."

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