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.