Return The Favor

Album: In a Perfect World… (2009)
Charted: 19

Songfacts®:

  • This song was produced by Timbaland. The production of In a Perfect World… was split between Polow Da Don and Timbaland. Hilson explained to MTV News: "Polow absolutely leans towards urban-sounding records like Turnin' Me On.' " Timbaland leans towards the 'Energy'-sounding records, the more world music. I'm always in the middle, and I mean that businesswise and creatively. Because when Polow brings me a more urban-sounding record, I bring it back to the middle and go a little pop with it. When Timbaland brings me a world track, I pull out something emotional and raw. I'm always the balance between those two. It works for us. They're polar opposites and I'm in the middle."
  • Hilson told Digital Spy the inspiration for this track: "Timbaland called me one day and said, 'I've got a song that I think's better than 'The Way I Are.' I think it's bigger.' He had the track and we wrote 'Return The Favor' over it. I guess it was inspired by that conversational, back-and-forth thing we had on 'The Way I Are'. We got a great response from that that we wanted to do it again."

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