The Lost Boy
id probably choose myself
don't expect a "classic" from pretty much anyone in the mainstream today but:Will.I.am, let me think?! I don't remember a classic that he created.
he isn't. you need to check out his more obscure, soulful stuffHe is too pop. Just pop.
This kinda sounds like a more long winded and professional way of saying I was too intimidated and scared and I like being the boss :lol:Yup, Dre turned MJ down. That was a while ago, though.
To quote Dr. Dre
"Somebody approached me about working with Michael Jackson, and I did say no because I like working with new artists or people that I've worked with in the past." "I can develop them from the ground up. There's no set standard that I have to live up to or anything like that. All I have to do is go in the studio, and basically they're going to bust their ass to come in there and do their thing the way it's supposed to be done."
Looks like he's just scared he wouldn't be able to live up to the expectations.
Dittounk:Pharrell Williams (The Neptunes)
Been sayin' this sh!t for years.
Teddy Riley Co
And no more than that.
Meh,....seems alot of folks here are STUCK on Teddy Riley and the Dangerous album. That album came out, I dunno, 17 years ago, lol.
Time to move on people.
Michael worked with too many producers for Invincible. Rodney Jerkins, Teddy Riley, R. Kelly, Babyface, Andre Harris, Dr. Freeze, and P. Diddy (Diddy never made the final cut). That's part of the reason that album never took off. Too many sounds, too many contributors. Not a cohesive flow.
If this were a perfect world and if I had my way Michael would only be working with a few producers for his new project: The Neptunes, Polow da Don, Teddy Riley, and himself, of course. With Michael, Pharrell & Chad producing the bulk of the material (9-10 tracks) and Polow and Teddy each getting about 2 songs a piece.
That screams success.
i've always thought Rubin would be a great guide for that one or two rock-urban-pop tune Mike likes to incorporate in albums, but not to take on a full project like he usually does in the traditional sense of what a producer is.I think Rick Rubin would be interesting.
That's the point, a different sound. Interesting acts change their style every once in awhile like Herbie Hancock, The Beatles, Prince, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, ect. I think Mike is using the people he's working with now just to get on the radio. Like saying "Darkchild" on a song.i've always thought Rubin would be a great guide for that one or two rock-urban-pop tune Mike likes to incorporate in albums, but not to take on a full project like he usually does in the traditional sense of what a producer is.
plus, he usually prefers to take away elements like string sections and backgrounds which happen to be two of Michael's essential trademarks in most tracks.
i'll still root for a collab on an edgy track.
RZA is quite versatile. i don't see the hip-hop shaolin thing working with Mike, but he's done some R&B production recently with the soul group Stone Mecca and it went down really well. i could hear that happening with MJ.The RZA.. razor sharp