"INSTEAD OF CONTINUING TO LIE.... SIMPLY TO BE LIKED & ACCEPTED BY TODAY'S YOUTH.... QUINCY JONES FINALLY TELLS THE TRUTH ABOUT HIP-HOP & RAP!!" Quincy has never been one to hold his tongue for anyone and a recent interview he did was no different. He got right to the point when asked about what he thought about today’s music makers and he said this…by the way there’s a lil’ bit of curse words in...here… “What we need is a minister of culture to preserve jazz and blues. We’re the antithesis of Beethoven. Our music came from animals. From African life sources. Workers rites, circumcision rites. That’s where music began. “All these kids today do it for money. Those bitches and ho’s are making millions. It’s me who helped bring them, my new brothers, into the business. God walks out of the room if you’re doing it for money. Never pimp the hood.”
How do you feel about the state of the music industry today? There is no music industry. There’s just concerts now. The record business is 98 percent piracy everywhere on the planet. We’ve got a few things we can’t talk about yet that we’re going to try to do to fix it. I always look at problems like a puzzle. Are you a Justin Bieber fan? [Shakes head] Every time I talk about it I get in trouble. Are you? No. Then why do you think I would be? [Laughs] Today, being a pop star is about two things: personality and scandal. Every time someone puts out an album now, you get a DUI or shoot somebody. It’s a problem.
Do you see anybody even touching Michael Jackson? Kanye West has often compared himself to Michael.
Come on, man! Not even close. In Chicago, you have rappers like Chief Keef posing with guns, and the young kids there emulate that. It’s always been like that. My Daddy was working for the Jones Brothers and we’re going to be making a movie on it, The Policy Kings—the most notorious black gangsters in the history of America.
They were in the 1930s, and looked like black Italians. My father used to build homes for the Jones boys, and they had the policy racket and they made $110 million in 1941, which is the equivalent of $1 billion today. Capone chased them out of Chicago and to Mexico. One of these guys who was my father’s best friend and he was so tough, they had to get five guys with sawed-off shotguns to kill him. I saw all this as a kid. I saw a dead body every day of my life, tommyguns, stogies, money in back rooms. And as a kid, you don’t know how to interpret that. Two-Gun Pete, who was a black cop, was shooting teenagers in front of the Walgreens every weekend, like entertainment. There were guys hanging off telephone poles with icepicks in their necks. A young person gets used to that very fast. THIS IS WHAT'S GOING ON IN OUR MUSIC BUSINESS TODAY!!! — in Los Angeles, California.
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