Quincy Jones revealed the good, the bad and the ugly in his latest Vulture interview, touching on a range of topics, from star signs to his experiences with Michael Jackson to who killed John F. Kennedy.
Among conversation of his greatest musical accomplishments, the producer also discussed his mistakes. He specifically referenced his 2010 record, Soul Bossa Nostra, which featured various artists as a tribute to Jones’ work.
“I was not in favor of doing it, but the rappers wanted to record something as a tribute to me, where they’d do versions of songs that I’d done over my career,” he said.
He mentioned rapper T-Pain, who recorded Jackson’s “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” with Robin Thicke for the album: “I said to them, “Look, you got to make the music better than we did on the originals.” That didn’t happen. T-Pain, man, he didn’t pay attention to the details.”