Polly A is quickly garnering buzz, which doesn’t come as a surprise considering her vocal prowess. The singer-songwriter stopped through Billboard’s NYC office to perform two songs: “He’s Just A Man” and the title track off her upcoming summer EP, “Ghetto Gold Dream.”
Polly A, formerly known as Meleni Smith, has penned songs for notable acts such as Alicia Keys, J. Cole and more. During her visit, Polly A talked about penning the hook for J. Cole’s hit, “Crooked Smile.”
“He starts playing ‘Crooked Smile,’ he has the verses and everything. I’m like, ‘This is all me. I got this!’ [Laughs]. The first thing I sang was what was the hook. [I] literally wrote it in 30 minutes,” she says of the experience.