Rashidah Jones-Directed “Quincy” Set To Hit Netflix In September

August 5, 2018  |  

rashidah jones directing "quincy" documentary


The last time we heard from legendary soul godfather Quincy Jones, he was throwing hella shade the late Michael Jackson’s way in a hilarious but alarming interview with Vulture. Like all dedicated daughters with colorful fathers who with age get more candid and incredibly unfiltered, sisters Rashida, Kidada, Jolie, Kenya, Martina and Rachel checked Daddy Q to encourage him to be humble and have several seats. The family gathered for an intervention, which the 85-year-old addressed in a letter posted to Twitter:

“I’m so grateful for my daughters because they aren’t scared to stand up to their daddy.”

“I am an imperfect human & I’m not afraid to say it. And I’m sorry & I’m not afraid to say it.”

Well one of the Jones’ offspring has partnered with her father to focus on the tremendous impact he’s made on music and not just the gossip he spreads about it. PAPER reports that the documentary simply named Quincy will hit Netflix on September 21st along with a limited theatrical release.

Jones has a fair share of acting credits herself including appearances on The Office and Boston Public. She’s partnered with Netflix before producing the 2015 documentary Hot Girls Wanted, which examines the role of teenage girls in pornographic films. For Quincy, she directs alongside Alan Hicks, who directed the jazz biopic on Clark Terry Keep On Keepin’ On. The documentary will take a look at Jones’ celebrated career as a musician, composer, producer and arranger. Although Jones is most famous for his work with Michael Jackson for albums like Bad, Off The Wall and Thriller, in addition to his own solo efforts he was also instrumental in the careers of Frank Sinatra, Tevin Campbell and Tamia.

Daughter Rashida shares how proud she is that generations past and present are still interested and influenced by her father’s contributions to music:

“It’s rare that somebody who has lived as much life as my dad is still interested in growing and knowing the next generation.”

“He is such a man of action and accomplishments, but we were so lucky to spend real time with him, to let him reflect on life and the larger picture. I feel honored to be able to share that with audiences all over the world.”

Quincy will most definitely take many of us 80’s babies on a trip down memory lane for many of the songs that were the soundtrack to our childhood. But if Jones decided to drop some juicy gossip for a bit, we won’t be mad at that at all.

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