Jermaine Dupri turns to legend Quincy Jones after several artists decline to appear on his new charity song, “Change.”
Dupri is back in his producer bag for the song “Change,” inspired by Jones’ classic 1985 hit “We Are The World.” The current project includes artists Johnta Austin, Kelly Rowland, Miguel, Eric Bellinger, Ne-Yo, and more for the song.
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Hitmaker Dupri revealed that he’s taken a page from Quincy Jones when it comes to artists rejecting the opportunity. “I’ve had a few people who rejected being on the song, a week ago those rejections had me in a f–ked up space,” he told Page Six. “I’m trying to do something good for the cause … so I had to get myself out of that funk. I’m a songwriter, so when someone rejects one of my songs, I start thinking the song sucks immediately.” That’s when “I started reading. I read that when Quincy and Michael [Jackson] did ‘We Are the World,’ Prince came to the studio, and he rejected being on the song. When I saw that, it relieved me “CHANGE”
“I’ve had a few people who rejected being on the song,” Dupri reveals to The New York Post’s Page Six, “a week ago those rejections had me in a f**ked up space.”
He further explains why he had to pull himself out of that bad space, “I’m trying to do something for a good cause… so I had to get myself out of that funk. I’m a songwriter, so when someone rejects one of my songs, I start thinking the song sucks immediately.”
“ I read that when Quincy and Micheal (Jackson) did We Are the World, Prince came to the studio, and he rejected being on the song,” says Dupri, “When I saw that, it relieved me because I’m like, ‘That’s why Prince wasn’t on the song because he didn’t like the song.’”
The backstory behind this chart-topping hit gave him the push to keep going and much-needed creativity for the new track.
Who do ya’ll think was out here turning down the offer to work on this song with JD?
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