Quincy Jones Slams Taylor Swift’s Music: We Need ‘F**king Songs, Not Hooks’

In a recent interview with GQ, legendary producer Quincy Jones revealed he’s no fan of Taylor Swift — although he thinks he could “figure something out” that would make her music better.

Producer of artists ranging from Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson (including his megahit “Thriller” album), Jones is asked his opinion of Swift in the interview, resulting in the 84-year-old music icon making a face described as being “somewhere between disapproval and disdain.”

Explaining what’s wrong with Swift’s music, he states: “We need more songs, man. F**king songs, not hooks.”

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When reminded that “some people consider her the great songwriter of our age,” Jones simply laughs. “Whatever crumbles your cookie,” he says.

Asked what’s missing, he replies: “Knowing what you’re doing. You know what I mean? Since I was a little kid, I’ve always heard the people that don’t wanna do the work. It takes work, man. The only place you find success before work is the dictionary, and that’s alphabetical.”

If he were working with Swift in the studio, he says, “I’ll figure something out. Man, the song is the s**t — that’s what people don’t realize. A great song can make the worst singer in the world a star. A bad song can’t be saved by the three best singers in the world. I learned that 50 years ago.”

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While Swift may not be his cup of tea, there are plenty of contemporary artists that do “crumble his cookie.”

“Yeah, I love Kendrick Lamar, I love Bruno Mars, I love Drake, I love Ludacris, I love Common. Mary J. Blige. Jennifer Hudson,” he says.

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