Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones
Posted Mar 27 2006
- Author: Quincy Jones
- Published by: Doubleday
- Year: 2001
Beyond starting Vibe and the production work of his son, QDIII, few in the hip hop world appreciate the influence of Jones on hip hop. Hip hop plays a small role in this book, but you can hear his opinion on various topics, including his daughter Kidada’s relationship with Tupac Shakur, Jones’s own work with Melle Mel, and the impact of hip hop on the music industry. The majority of this book deals with Jones’s role in the bebop and jazz scenes, his personal relationships, and continued efforts to challenge boundaries in the entertainment industry. An insightful look at what happens behind the scenes and a beneficial read for those looking to make a career out of the music industry. A decent read, but probably not an essential one.