Quincy Jones has actually dealt with a number of the best artists of all-time, however do not anticipate him to be in the studio with Taylor Swift anytime quickly.
In an extensive interview with GQ, the famous manufacturer went over lots of subjects, varying from Nelson Mandela attempting to get him to touch a cheetah (“I couldn’t do it”) to purchasing drugs from Malcolm X. And while the 28- time Grammy winner had lots of remarkable anecdotes to share, at one point, the discussion moved to which present artists he’s fans of, with Jones calling Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Drake, Mary J. Blige, Common, Jennifer Hudson, and Ludacris. This triggered recruiter Chris Heath to ask if he likes Taylor Swift, leading to Jones offering an appearance referred to as “somewhere between disapproval and disdain.”
What’s incorrect with it?
“We need more songs, man. F—ing songs, not hooks.”
Some individuals consider her the best songwriter of our age.
He chuckles. “Whatever crumbles your cookie.”
What’s missing out on?
“Knowing what you’re doing. You know what I mean? Since I was a little kid, I’ve always heard the people that don’t wanna do the work. It takes work, man. The only place you find success before work is the dictionary, and that’s alphabetical.”
So if you were producing a record for Taylor Swift, exactly what would you have her do?
“I’ll figure something out. Man, the song is the sh— — that’s what people don’t realize. A great song can make the worst singer in the world a star. A bad song can’t be saved by the three best singers in the world. I learned that 50 years ago.”
Plenty of individuals talk as though Taylor Swift has fantastic tunes.
“But they don’t know, man. They don’t know. I’ve come and gone through seven decades of this sh—. Seen all that. Seen how that works. Ignorance is no thing.”
Representatives for Swift did not instantly respond to EW’s ask for remark.
Earlier in the interview, Jones confessed, “I always get in trouble” for talking excessive, which is why he states his child calls him LL QJ (Loose Lips Quincy Jones).
He measured up to the label throughout, discussing creating Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles (“the two wildest motherf—ers on the planet”), Prince apparently attempting to run over Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley’s absence of skill (“the motherf—er couldn’t sing”), and Steven Spielberg revealing him the very first deserted model for E.T.“They made that little monster, and he looked too much like a brother,” he shared. “That’s why the second one had blue eyes.”
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