Composer Quincy Jones attends a special screening of A&E Entertainment's 'Under African Skies' on June 8, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images For A&E Entertainment)

Quincy Jones was speaking at Spotify launch event on Tuesday when he slammed Diddy’s musical abilities.  Jones was quoted saying Diddy “couldn’t recognize a b flat if it hit him,” and went on to note the the hip-hop moguls marketing skills as his talents.  The Huffington Post reports:

Quincy Jones is certainly one of the most influential producers of all time, having lent his midas touch to everyone from Ray Charles to Michael Jackson. As such, he’s an authority on music and is entitled to give his opinion on the careers of others in the industry. And on Tuesday, he had Diddy on his mind.

Speaking at a Spotify launch event (the streaming service was announcing artist-curated playlists), Jones said that the rapper and Bad Boy head honcho “couldn’t recognize a b flat if it hit him.” Instead, Jones noted, “P. Diddy has a doctorate in marketing,” citing his clothing labels and success with Ciroc (his vodka company) as the rapper’s true talents.

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