Technology has caused the songwriting process to lose some of the magic. A lot of times now, people working on a song aren’t in the same room. Imagine if Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones hadn’t been in the same room! Those records would have been totally different. I’ve had times when I changed one word because of something that somebody said in the studio, and it changed the whole song. It’s so important to have other people in the room, vibing, saying, “No, this part is good, put that there.”
One thing I can respect about Jay-Z is the fact that he’s maintained his dignity. While Snoop is off putting on afro wigs and pretending to he a news anchor AND Puffy is following young boy trends, changing his name to SWAG….
Hov chills out and offers intelligence in written form – gems that can improve any young songwriters ability. Shout-out to Jigga for that RS write-up.