Of the many revelations that came to light in Quincy Jones' interview with Vulture this morning was the fact that the legendary producer regretted his 2017 project, Q: Soul Bossa Nostra. The 15-song album was recorded as a tribute to Jones and featured re-interpretations of songs associated with him by contemporary hip-hop and R&B artists.
Among the new versions was a re-imagination of Michael Jackson's 1982 Thriller song "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" featuring Robin Thicke and T-Pain.
Jones told Vulture, "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. 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."
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