Perhaps it's because of a generational gap or just a plan difference in style, but legendary producer Quincy Jones does not dig the music of Lil Wayne. In an interview with The National published on April 5, the 80-year old explained how times have changed when it comes to the world of music and how he just can't get a feel for Lil Wayne in particular.
Jones was not taking a jab at Lil Wayne as an artist, but explained how the music in his era and the people he worked with was is just different than some of the popular music of today.
"Let's get real, man. 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 is not alone. The occasional listener also has a tough time grasping the music, but that doesn't stop Lil Wayne from delivering in his style and producing music for those who do grasp his expression. Although the rapper also known as Weezy isn't on Quincy Jones' list of good singers, even Jones can't deny the success Lil Wayne has had in the industry.
Jones and Weezy may be complete opposites when it comes to music, but the two do have something in common. They both have best-selling artists who have made records for them.