DJ Green Villian, a person we’re not terribly familiar with, made himself famous but certainly not for his work on the 1s and 2s. Perhaps bored like the rest of the shut-in nation, Green Villian attempted to put salt on Quincy Jones‘ name while propping up Kanye West and Twitter is correcting course as best they can.
In a now-deleted tweet, DJ Green Villian was apparently embroiled in discussions of which producers are the best like the rest of Twitter has been doing of late. Green Villian, who has the right to prefer Kanye over anyone he wants, made a terrible mistake in saying, “what else did quincy jones do other than michael jackson albums?” and that set off a flurry of responses.
Keeping true to his name, Green Villian doubled down by tweeting, “With all the good music Quincy has made, i prefer Kanye music. What’s so hard to grasp? I don’t care if that n*ggä samples. Guess what, i love samples. Lol.”
Here’s the part where we remind readers who might agree with Green Villian that Jones, now 87, has over 30 Grammy Awards (including special awards), an Emmy Award, an Academy Award, a Tony Award, the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame among countless other honors. Jones is also the first Black person nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. He’s also the first Black person to be named the musical director and conductor for the Academy Awards.
And that little Michal Jackson jab Green Villian got off? Thriller is estimated to have sold over 60 million copies worldwide and Jones’ input is all over that record. Kanye West has joints, no doubt, but there’s really no rhyme or reason for comparing the two.
Green Villian also issued a challenge to anyone to a QJ vs. Kanye battle but it isn’t clear if anyone has the time to waste on such an effort.
“what else did quincy jones do other than michael jackson albums”— peach 🍑 (@mspeacherino) March 30, 2020
sweetie, we will be here all night WTF do you mean 😥
Fam it’s a whole Quincy Jones Documentary on Netflix. Niggas hate to learn I swear. pic.twitter.com/qmLXk8cBU1— KING TROP ♕ 🇭🇹 (@youngtrop) March 30, 2020
People that don’t know Quincy Jones work obviously and clearly use their phones for a toy rather than a tool— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) March 30, 2020
DJ gonna come out his mouth saying Kanye could battle Quincy Jones in a producer battle when there’s a good chance he was conceived to Secret Garden produced by.... Quincy Jones.— April (@ReignOfApril) March 30, 2020
Please stop embarrassing yourselves. pic.twitter.com/RJBAQNDnPy
The fact that Quincy Jones is getting slandered on social media shows the number of dumb AF people who infest those mediums.— ALWAYSHONEST (@ALWAYSHONEST10) March 30, 2020
Just saw a Twitter thread where someone said Kanye West was a better music maker than Quincy Jones... pic.twitter.com/SRdKjMwqoP— Mista Mixon⑦ (@Mista_Mixon) March 30, 2020
The best part of this Quincy Jones thing is I'm not seeing anybody RT the original tweet. All of the slander none of the visibility.— Shane (@ShanePaulNeil) March 30, 2020
The samples your favorite producer uses were sampled from a song that was sampled from a song that Quincy Jones probably produced. I’m really upset this app really tried Quincy Jones. That’s a form of musical blasphemy.— BEAN 🏁🏁🏁 (@MGRADS) March 30, 2020
If you’re a DJ that does not understand or appreciate the impact of Quincy Jones to music, please, stop DJing.— Tenacious Aych (@AychTenacious) March 30, 2020
That young man said Kanye has better production than Quincy Jones.— Big K.R.I.S. (@BELLEionaire) March 30, 2020
I really want y’all to go back to work.
When I see people having the fucking audacity to compare Quincy Jones to kanye. pic.twitter.com/XrtRc9oBx3— Thomas Lucenti (@ThomasLucenti) March 30, 2020
Quincy Jones and Kanye trending together. I thought we had a megahit coming. No just my generation showing their age/ignorance. pic.twitter.com/QnPIr2S0aN— Drake Bentley (@drake_bentley) March 30, 2020
Y'all be trying Quincy on these interwebs every damn day and I just DO NOT UNDERSTAND who exactly you think you're talmbout. Because it must be two Quincy Jones'.— Naima Cochrane (@naima) March 30, 2020
Because THE Quincy Jones done forgot more about music than we could ever learn.
Mans said Koonye West got more hits than Quincy Jones. The man that gave us thriller. Hell. Fucking Austin Power’s theme song. Lmfao that nigga higher than astronaut coochie.— ♛ℳelku Black (@OGMelo_) March 30, 2020
Quincy Jones has been producing top hits since the early 60's -- played in, arranged for, and conducted full orchestras and jazz bands before that -- has written scores for NUMEROUS films -- and some dumbass DJ had the gall to say Kanye West is more talented? 🤣— A Sense of Apathy About the Existential Void (@TheDudeColletta) March 30, 2020
I’m Done with Twitter. I thought something happened to Quincy Jones pic.twitter.com/DOnH6hZ8RE— Sharky (@lo_sharky) March 30, 2020
Me reading some child's tweets comparing Kanye and Quincy Jones pic.twitter.com/6ccv2RvsP1— Devices Down Faces Up (@zjla88) March 30, 2020
This is why I can’t stand anyone under 35 & folks who just discovered rap/hip hop. Some rando DJ just said Q ain’t on the level of Kanye. Quincy Jones was nominated for 79 Grammys and won 27 of them. #QuincyJones can READ and WRITE music. He’s the GOAT! Give that man his things! pic.twitter.com/pZOZN2QarU— Jacquetta Van Zandt (@jmvsoul) March 30, 2020