Legendary producer Quincy Jones criticises Taylor Swift's music; says we need more songs, not hooks

While Quincy Jones said he liked Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Drake, Mary J Blige, Common, Jennifer Hudson and Ludacris in the current generation, he made it clear that Swift was not one his favourites.

PTI January 30, 2018 16:29:01 IST
Legendary producer Quincy Jones criticises Taylor Swift's music; says we need more songs, not hooks

Veteran producer Quincy Jones has criticised Taylor Swift for her music. In an interview with GQ, while the 28-time Grammy winner said he liked Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Drake, Mary J Blige, Common, Jennifer Hudson and Ludacris in the current generation, he made it clear that Swift was not one his favourites.

Legendary producer Quincy Jones criticises Taylor Swifts music says we need more songs not hooks

Quincy Jones and Taylor Swift. Image via Twitter

"We need more songs, man. F***ing songs, not hooks," he said when asked what is wrong with Swift's music."Knowing what you're doing (is important)... Since I was a little kid, I've always heard the people that don't want to do the work. It takes work, man.

The only place you find success before work is the dictionary, and that's alphabetical," Jones added.Asked if he was producing a record for Swift, how would he go about it, Jones replied, "I'll figure something out. Man, the song is the sh** that's what people don't realise. A great song can make the worst singer in the world a star. A bad song can't be saved by the three best singers in the world. I learned that 50 years ago."

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