Clutch spoke with Suai in a Q&A, asking the Motown newcomer what it was like working with Ne-Yo. “He’s one of the real cool people in the industry. Over the last three years since I’ve been signed, I’ve met a lot of people and some people just aren’t cool and you’re like I don’t want to meet them again! His company is called Compound Entertainment, and at the time I went to Atlanta to work with him, it was based in the basement of his condo. So, I’m at Ne-Yo’s house and he’s just got on a T-shirt, sweatpants, a blinged out chain and gym shoes. He was totally cool and was like ‘OK, whatcha wanna sing about?’ I told him and he wrote the record. We also did a couple more records together and ‘Hey’ was the one song that made the album. Ever since we wrote that song together, I’ve opened shows for him in different cities. He’s always cool. Once when I opened up a show in Detroit for him, he came by my dressing room, gave me a hug and took pictures with all my background singers and band members. Ne-Yo’s a real cool dude.” Check out the transcript at clutchmagonline.com.
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