Kendrick Lamar Meets Quincy Jones

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Kendrick Lamar recently sat down to pick the brain of the man and the myth, Quincy Jones, for the new issue of Hypetrak magazine. In the behind the scenes clip above, Quincy schools K.Dot on the origins of Rap music, talks about the Thriller sessions with Michael Jackson and speaks on being an early champion of the fusion of Hip-Hop and Jazz that Kendrick continued on To Pimp A Butterfly. Throughout he offers the young MC a number of priceless gems that could only come from an icon with with over 50 years in the game and 27 Grammys on his shelf.

Read an extended chronicle of the pair’s meeting here and pick up a copy of Hypetrak mag for more.

Previously: Kendrick Lamar – Live On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Video: Just Blaze Speaks on Quincy Jones’ Comments About Kanye

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

You may have heard that Quincy Jones recently tried to son Yeezy to US Magazine, basically saying that he’s just a glorified rapper who’s name should never be uttered in the same breath as his own (Quincy’s). Here Just adds some perspective. To be fair, Quincy later issued a statement saying his remarks were taken out of context.

Kanye composed and orchestrated every album of his, with the addition of the new, modern instrument… THE SAMPLER. Just check the creditsless than a minute ago via web

In related news, My Dark Twisted Fantasy moved just over 500K units in its first week in stores.

Juan Epstein Podcast w/ Quincy Jones

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg get 35 minutes with Quincy Jones.

Juan Epstein Podcast w/ Quincy Jones

Props to Rosenberg

Bonus: Juan Epstein with Tom Green

Video: Common’s Thoughts on “We Are The World”

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Says he wouldn’t say no to Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie, but that he would have probably called it something else. Props to VIBE

“We Are The World” will debut on NBC next Friday, February 12th.

Video: ABC News Report on “We Are The World”

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Applaud Quincy and Lionel for holding it down now that Mike isn’t here.

“When rapper Lil Wayne was told he was doing the Bob Dylan part, he said “I don’t know how to sing”

“We Are The World,” no 100% auto-tune free. Sorry Teddy.

Previously: Pictures from “We Are The World” + News Links

Video: Quincy Jones, QD3 & Others Talk Tupac (2Pac)

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Devi Dev talks Tupac (2Pac) with Quincy Jones, Quincy Jones III (QD3), Tyrese Gibson, Andrew Young, Jeff Johnson and John Hope Bryant at 5MK (www.5millionkids.org/) launch event. This is Part 1 and We are just getting started! Tune in next week for more on this round table where the legendary panel talks, Lil Wayne, Re-Defining the meaning of Success and why we keep dumbing ourselves down, among other topics.

Video: Novel Discusses Talib Kweli, Quincy Jones & I Am…Future Black President

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Novel breaks down the creation of each song on his debut EP I Am…Future Black President and talks about how he linked up with Talib Kweli for “I Am”, learn the inspiration behind “Wild West” & how Quincy Jones himself approved “Sista”

Hit the jump to check out a stream for his I Am…Future Black President EP and the first single off his debut album The Audiobiography.

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