The Life

Music icon Quincy Jones tends to stay out of the spotlight and away from social media, unless a situation like Thursday night’s arises. The legendary producer was rushed to the hospital on Thursday for chest pains. According to TMZ, Quincy was at his home in Bel-Air when he fell ill. An ambulance was called at 1:20 p.m. His rep […]

Kendrick Lamar recently caught up with famed music producer Quincy Jones for HYPETRAK Magazine: Volume 2. The two met at a studio in California, where they spoke about a slew of topics including, of course, Michael Jackson’s 1982 Quincy Jones-produced album, Thriller. “You can imagine,” Jones replies when asked to describe the studio’s energy when […]

Diddy may be a successful businessman but he has never quite mastered the art of rap. Yeah, he has sold millions of records, produced tons of acts and fathered Bad Boy but he may be a little tone deaf. The legendary Quincy Jones commented on the mogul’s career, saying that Diddy “couldn’t recognize a b […]

It looks like legendary producer Quincy Jones isn’t impressed with Michael Jackson‘s posthumous work, “Xscape.” MUST SEE: Michael Jackson’s “Xscape” Reminds Us Why We Love Him Despite the album being number one in the UK and being well-received by fans around the world, Jones just isn’t feeling it, according to Billboard. In an interview with CBC radio, […]

Famous producer and composer Quincy Jones finds it a little difficult to get used to the music that is considered pop. Jones, who’s worked with almost every Black music icon since the 1950s, had a lot to say when he was asked how the pop artists of today compare to the ones of his time. […]

  Not only is Justin Timberlake ruling the summer with Jay-Z as they trek around the country on their “Legends of the Summer” tour, he’s gearing up to have the fall on lock as well. Justin delivered the video for “Take Back The Night” which is the first single from the second installment of “The […]

So the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees list for 2013 is out, and Public Enemy have made the cut! The rap group beat out N.W.A. for the rap category. This is the first time in history that fans were able to cast their ballot for the inductees, and their votes were counted with […]

There’s been lots of Michael Jackson chatter in light of the re-release of Bad commemorating its 25th anniversary, and in a new Q&A with the New York Times magazine, Jackson’s longtime collaborator, Quincy Jones, reflects on the late King of Pop’s first three and most successful works and how their professional relationship ended. You once […]

Tracy Marrow aka Ice -T is one of hip hop’s most famous renaissance men. Starting out as a street pimp, Ice has made his mark in a plethora of avenues in the entertainment industry. After a successful and controversial music career, Marrow took a stab at acting. He hasn’t looked back since. In an ironic […]

Black History Month, Entertainment, Music

If you’re in the entertainment business, in any fashion, it’s safe to say Quincy Jones has had some influence on you. From creating some of the most memorable music in history to founding one of hip hop’s most loved magazines, Quincy Jones has done it all. WBW: Samples of History: Hip-Hop Mines Afrobeat In celebration […]

In the latest episode of “The Spark” Amanda Diva sits down with the legendary Quincy Jones to discuss his tribute CD, Soul Bossa Nostra. Like most of us Ms. Diva was scratching her head at the T-Pain remake of Michael Jackson’s “P.Y.T” and we applaud her for respectfully calling him out on it. But Mr. […]

Quincy Jones brought in Ludacris to lay down vocals for the title track to his upcoming tribute album, Soul Bossa Nostra.