Quincy Jones Criticizes Diddy For Lack Of Musical Knowledge
Quincy Jones says Diddy "couldn't recognize a b flat if it hit him."
Though Diddy has undeniably made his mark in Hip Hop, it appears that one legendary producer remains unimpressed.
Quincy Jones, perhaps best known for his classic work on Michael Jackson's albums Off the Wall, Thriller, and Bad, recently had some choice words for the Bad Boy founder at the Spotify Stories Behind the Music event at the Andaz Hotel in Hollywood, California.
Jones spoke with event host Bruno Mars, opining that DIddy "couldn't recognize a b flat if it hit him," according to HipHopWired.
Jones continued, explaining that Diddy's aptitude is in business, not in music. "P. Diddy has a doctorate in marketing, he's got clothes companies, and Ciroc vodka."
The famed producer also recalled his storied career, which included work with Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, and many others.
"People bought music before they bought clothes or shoes," said Jones of earlier times.