Famous producer and composer Quincy Jones finds it a little difficult to get used to the music that is considered pop. Jones, who’s worked with almost every Black music icon since the 1950s, had a lot to say when he was asked how the pop artists of today compare to the ones of his time.
Jones was interviewed by The National where he shared his opinion on the comparison of music from his era and now. “When you come from the era of Ray Charles, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson, it gets hard to get used to Lil Wayne. I just can’t handle it. There are some good singers out there. Mary J Blige can sing, so can Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera. I know who they are. I also know who they aren’t, too,” Jones said.
It’s not just Weezy’s music Quincy Jones has a problem with, It’s any music that’s created just to sell something.
“Music has gone so far down lately because everyone is going after the money,” he stated. “People are making songs to sell all sorts of things such as tires, clothes and alcohol. When you go after the money, God walks out of the room, trust me. I never went out after the fame and money. I was just doing what I loved and the money came. You gotta do what you love and really believe in it because that is your truth. I plan to stay like that.”
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