Jack White says that he doesn't understand what DJ Khaled does
DJ Khaled's 'Wild Thoughts', which samples Santana's 1999 hit 'Maria Maria' heavily, received some flak from White during a recent interview with Rolling Stone, where he also confirmed that a White Stripes reunion would never happen.
Apparently, former White Stripes and The Dead Weather frontman Jack White is not a fan of DJ Khaled. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, the veteran indie rocker took aim at DJ Khaled arguing that his recent hit ‘Wild Thoughts’, was “just Santana‘s song in its entirety”.
The producer's single samples Santana's 1999 hit 'Maria Maria'—a little too heavily for White's taste, apparently."It was nice of DJ Khaled to sit down and write and perform and record that – that was good of him!" White said in the interview, with a tone of sarcasm that was quite evident. "He's an incredibly talented man. There's no doubt about that. He does so much!"
Khaled performed the track with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller at the Grammys this year, kicking off his Grammys performance by saying, “They said I’d never perform at the Grammys. They played themselves”. White has some vitriol-filled comments to add about that quip: “He said, ‘They told me I would never be on the Grammys.’ Really? Like, ‘Hey, man, like, I know you’re headed to lunch, but I just wanted to let you know that you’ll never be on the Grammys!'”
Elsewhere in his Rolling Stone interview, White said that he “highly doubts” the White Stripes will ever reunite, while also adding: “In a lot of ways, The White Stripes is Jack White solo”.
It seems like Jack White has had a lot of opinions to get off his chest recently. During another recent interview, White offered his advice for the well-being of rock music, saying that rock 'n' roll needs "some new young blood" in order to carry the guitar-wielding torch into the next generation.
"Rock 'n' roll needs an injection of some new young blood to really just knock everybody dead right now," White says. "I think it's brewing and brewing, and it's about to happen. And I think that it's good. Since rock 'n' roll’s inception—every 10, 12 years—there's a breath of fresh air and a new injection of some sort of what you could I guess call 'punk attitude' or something like that, a wildness."
Listen to DJ Khaled's 'Wild Thoughts' as well as Carlos Santana's 'Maria Maria' below and decide for yourself if Jack White is on the money or not:
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