Hip Hop Extraordinaire Kendrick Lamar Meets Quincey Jones

Music Legends Quincey Jones and Kendrick Lamar.

Music Legends Quincy Jones and Kendrick Lamar.

Hip hop artist extraordinaire Kendrick Lamar, recently met with one of his longtime musical idols Quincy Jones for HYPETRAK Magazine: Volume 2..

 Lamar and the legendary producer Jones convened in California, where they spoke about a range of topics and seemed to show a particular interest in Michael Jackson’s Thriller, which was produced by Jones.
Jones described the making of the song and the energy in the studio, saying:
You can imagine,We went through 800 songs, because I learned 50 years ago that a great song can make the worst singer a star and a bad song can not be saved by the three best singers in the world. So we went through 800 for Michael. We got a great singer. He’s got a great song. It’s over.”
Lamar also asked Quincy to offer some words of wisdom to today’s younger generation, to which Jones replied:

“You don’t go for money or fame, because if you do [the] sh*t that moves you, it’s gonna happen. Music will never be more or less than you are as a human being, because you get back what you give, man. You can count on that.”

Jones  commended Lamar for his contributions to modern-day music and his combining of the various cultures in his art.

Jones ends the interview saying, “The last thing to leave this planet, man, will be water and music.”

This post was written by Reginald Calhoun. He is a junior Mass Media Arts major at Clark Atlanta University. Follow him on Twitter @IRMarsean and on Instagram @Les_geaux_jawn.