Dallas Austin vs Joss Stone
Thought it was about time I did a post for those R&B cats out there.
Seems that R&B producer Dallas Austin isn't really feeling Joss Stone or her new album. On his own video blog 'Rowdy TV' he talks about how Joss Stone offers sexual favours (in more graphic terms) to producers for tracks. Being that Raphael Saadiq produced the new album in it's entirety, it doesn't take sherlock homes to read between the lines.
**THE VIDEO HAS NOW GONE FROM TINTERWEB. SEE UPDATE BELOW
Irregardless of her recent behaviour (as widely reported in the media) I really like Joss Stone's new album. If you're a fan of quality R&B/Soul then most definitely check it out. It's not for die hard fans of Joss Stone's previous work, if you like Lucy Pearl, Common, Lauren Hill, Jill Scott etc... or any of Saadiq's projects, you'll like this. I personally couldn't care less if the music was made because she's seeing Raphael Saadiq or not...but what do you think? If what Dallas is saying is true, has she compromised her artistic integrity by letting it off for some tracks? Is it Dallas Austin's sour grapes that she's not sleeping with him? Is this all just too childish?
UPDATE: Dallas Austin has apologised to Joss Stone and Christina Aguilera for his comments writing on his website: “My statement about Christina Aguilera and Joss Stone was a reaction to an incident I care not to discuss in any forum and while I may have felt justified, I do owe an apology to Christina, Joss and their families. The comments I made… were purely an act of retaliation, not of malice or cruel intent. I sincerely apologise as this is not my character; nor should I have let anyone’s actions push me to this limit.”
Ah, but the damage is done Dallas. The damage was done when you produced the Sugababes & Girls Aloud 'Walk This Way' track..