Quincy Jones Slates Kanye West

Plus Flying Lotus weighs in
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Quincy Jones and Flying Lotus have weighed into the debate about the new Kanye West album.

Kanye West is back, and the critics are salivating. 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' has scored across the board rave reviews, with its bizarre array of samples and effects leaving fans stunned.

Following the forced experimentation of '808s And Heartbreak' the new album is expansive, but natural, featuring an array of guest stars. A stunning release, you can check out ClashMusic's view by clicking HERE.

Meanwhile, fellow musicians are weighing into the debate. Legendary producer Quincy Jones was recently compared to Kanye West, but the legendary industry figure failed to see the connection.

"How man? No way. Did he write for a symphony orchestra? Does he write for a jazz orchestra? Come on, man. He’s just a rapper. There’s no comparison" he told Rolling Stone.

"I’m not putting him down or making a judgement or anything, but we come from two different sides of the planet. I spent 28 years learning my first skill. I don’t rap. It’s not the same thing".

Continuing, Quincy Jones reflected on the meaning of production. "A producer has to have some sort of skills that enable him to be a producer. It’s totally different to know what to do with 16 woodwinds you know from piccolos down to bass clarinet. It’s a whole different mindset. No comparison. None…"

Elsewhere, Flying Lotus has used Twitter to give his opinion on the hype. The Los Angeles producer already has one of the year's most forward thinking hip hop albums under his belt, and previously turned 'Love Lockdown' into a near aquatic slice of bass heavy rap.

Cryptic as ever, Flying Lotus said: "kanye is so good at being just good enough".

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