Quincy Jones talks about his new tribute album and what he thought about working with esteemed artists like:
Amy Winehouse, Mary J Blige, T-Pain featuring Robin Thicke, Lady Gaga and more.
From this interview, it seems like he doesn’t respect Mr West to much.
“Us: Kanye West is similar to you in that he’s the producer everybody wants to work with in the last decade….
QJ: How man? No way. Did he write for a symphony orchestra? Does he write for a jazz orchestra? Come on, man. He’s just a rapper. There’s no comparison. I’m not putting him down or making a judgement or anything, but we come from two different sides of the planet. I spent 28 years learning my first skill. I don’t rap. It’s not the same thing. A producer has to have some sort of skills that enable him to be a producer. It’s totally different to know what to do with 16 woodwinds you know from piccolos down to bass clarinet. It’s a whole different mindset. No comparison. None.
Us: What do you think of him?
QJ: I don’t think about him much. He’s a great rapper, but there are a lot of good rappers. I just did The View with Ludacris, who’s one of my favorites. He’s a beautiful human being and college educated. I joke with him and say, ‘How did ‘Move Bitch Get Out The Way’ come out of you?’ But I was raised around the Mafia when I was a kid in Chicago in the 30s. Chicago’s rough. I’m from the streets, I know what’s up!”.
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Meantime, Kanye’s latest album: ‘My dark twisted fantasy’ is receiving rave reviews!
P.s. the original album cover has been banned.
It is a distorted visual of a black man having sex with an over weight white lady.
Check out this amazing video for: Runaway.
There’s also a 34 minute short film available on youtube.
I say the word looser, this is due to censorship and sensitivity. I’d like to call him other names, but I’ll leave that to other bloggers.
Yes, the MTV VMA’s are controversial and an excuse to go OFF the wall, but hey, have some dignity (if it exists). Kanye West has now taken things to another level.
Was Kanye’s callous act a publicity stunt or sheer stupidity? Only time will tell.
Eminem & Bruno did it with style.
A couple of years ago, Kanye was a martyr & gave his award to Outkast because he felt they deserved the award more than him. However, that shouldn’t justify him being the award show bully. Especially MTV. Come on dude, it’s probably your biggest audience!
The MTV Video Music Awards are always willfully chaotic, keeping alive the myth of pop as the provenance of rebels by placing a bunch of moderately edgy celebrities within a festive environment and fueling the mood with sexy performances, off-color jokes and “incidents” that are often staged, but good for a thousand Twitter tweets. One of these mostly bogus controversies usually goes a bit deeper, hinting at real issues of identity, status, personal power and self-expression — the sticky stuff from which pop music is, in fact, made. When Kanye West jumped up during Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for best female video Sunday night, put his hand over her microphone and declared that Beyoncé’s losing “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” clip was “one of the best videos of all time,” he did a stupid thing. He seemed like a bully inexplicably targeting an honors student, and he further damaged his rather unstable reputation without managing to make his point clear.
But let’s consider what might have motivated West’s outburst. Swift was the bestselling artist of 2008, according to Nielsen SoundScan. She’s transcended her base in country music to become a top 40 juggernaut and, arguably, the current face of young female America. Beyoncé is a slightly older superstar who’s also topped plenty of sales lists; like Swift, she makes chart-toppers strongly rooted in a specific genre that appeal to a wider audience. Her home base is R&B, and, through her marriage to Jay-Z and her brilliant singing style, she’s strongly connected to hip-hop.
Perhaps West, who later apologized, felt that Swift’s little love story mirroring the current plot of the new prime-time hit “Glee” genuinely wasn’t as deserving as Beyoncé’s Bob Fosse-inspired volcanic eruption of a dance routine, which has inspired thousands of tributes by fans, including Justin Timberlake and Barack Obama. Maybe he was miffed that this young black pop queen’s heels were being nipped at by a blond Ivory Girl whose fans tend to look quite a bit like her.
Kanye’s backstage meltdown
For all the ups & downs, winners & losers.
Lets all see how well Kanye’s next album does…. (It will probably smash all previous records)
I’m sure his publicist, fans, record label, etc are cringing at his distgusting behaviour.