My lord and gyrator, Beyoncé, seemed to have thrown a lot of people for a loop when she came out with 4 – including some of the people who worked on the project. Diplo, who helmed “Run The World (Girls)” and later slammed it to a degree, recently explained that while he didn’t get the album as a whole initially, he’s since come to love it. Remaining skeptics should join him.
In the meantime, here’s a breakdown of what he said:
He exclusively told BANG Showbiz at the launch of Red Bull Culture Clash: ”When it first came out, I wished I had worked on more of the record, but after a year passed I became a huge fan.
”We knew the two records that we did, but when it came out it had all those ballads, and then I realized, it made a lot more sense when I found out she was pregnant.
”In the studio I didn’t know really where she was with her attitude but it’s a very adult record.
”She’s made a lot of dance and club records, but this whole album is a very adult record, and in retrospect I really appreciate it a lot, more than I did when I first heard it.”
Diplo – who is also a member of dancehall duo Major Lazer with Jillionaire – has recently produced tracks for Usher, M.I.A., Drake, and Snoop Dogg and is glad he got to the stage where huge stars trust his skills and ideas.
He added: ”I haven’t really changed, it just takes you so long to work anything, that if you make great music.
”People trust me to do what I do, which I’ve never had for years, it was always like, ‘what is this weird stuff’ but now it’s good to have that leverage where people trust you.”
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