“Music has gone so far down lately because everyone is going after the money.”
You know the game’s gone left when Quincy Jones reflects on the true art of music. Quincy blames the likes of Weezy [and other pop artists] for following the money, rather than the music.
“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.”
Here’s what Quincy told The National:
“People are making songs to sell all sorts of things such as tires, clothes and alcohol. When you go after the money, God walks out of the room, trust me. I never went out after the fame and money. I was just doing what I loved and the money came. You gotta do what you love and really believe in it because that is your truth. I plan to stay like that.”