quote:Originally posted by MBM:
AG! Can YOU dance like Hammer? Can you even sing??? like him? Of course singing and dancing are examples of talents. Being a producer is but another type of talent.
Can I now dance like Hammer used to? No. Did I used to be able to? Yes. In fact, I was in a rap group as a DJ/Dancer - back in MY heyday. We performed @ the Apollo and everything (not on the TV show - just wed night am. night)
Obviously, my employment as a sound engineer has jaded my opinion - I have a very different view of what talent is.quote:You're trying to compare apples and oranges, but I would say that Q is a more talented producer than Beyonce is a singer/dancer. On the other hand, I would say that Michael Jackson was a more talented performer than Q is a producer...
When you can write, produce, play all the instruments, record all the instruments in your own studio, establish yourself as a premier artist with hit records, and then back it up with your performance... in my book that makes much more talented than just about anybody else out. But as I said, I am jaded.
Just as an aside... Jacko had the bulk of his success as a solo artist with two albums - "Off The Wall" & "Thriller"... who was the producer of both?? Quincy Jones!!
Just maybe Q is a more talented producer than MJ is an artist... Food for thought.