From The Guardian:
Ezrin first worked with Pink Floyd on The Wall, co-producing the record with Gilmour, Roger Waters and James Guthrie. Eight years later, after Waters left the band, Gilmour asked Ezrin to produce their comeback. Not only was he keen: he hoped to integrate his newfound love of hip-hop.
“I became fascinated with [rap] in the Afrika Bambaataa days,” Ezrin told Spinner. “I’m an early adopter … [I] brought some in when we were doing A Momentary Lapse of Reason … going, ‘Boy, I think this stuff with a rock beat would be awesome.'”
Gilmour appreciated Ezrin’s tastes and talent: the producer was co-writing two of the LP’s songs. But the bandleader was not, it seems, a rap-rock pioneer. “He said, ‘Oh my God, that would be terrible,'” Ezrin recalled. “He couldn’t believe it. He hated the idea.”
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