Quincy Jones about to join the ranks of countless entertainers on Kanye West's shit list.
In a recent interview, Quincy was asked to comment on Kanye in relation to himself. Specifically, the reporter tried to make the two sound as equals, as both of them consider themselves performers and producers. However, the reporter didn't even get halfway through the question, before Quincy stopped them and corrected the. He said:
"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."
Yeah…Kanye's not going to like this. True, Quincy makes it known that he simply asserts that they've just got different musical backgrounds, but we don't happen to think 'Ye will see it that way.
Or maybe he'll surprise it and just let it be. Quincy is an icon, after all. Wouldn't want to piss off one of the greats!
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