January 08, 2020

Happy Born Day, Just Blaze! (Playlist)

Just Blaze is a Grammy Award winning producer who first made his name in the early 2000s, working alongside Jay Z to produce classic tracks such as "Girls, Girls, Girls," "Song Cry," and more. He also worked with other Roc-A-Fella artists, providing his heavily sample-based production to artists like Cam'ron, Beanie Sigel, Freeway, and Juelz Santana - among others - playing a major part in shaping NYC's hip-hop sound for that era. He won a Grammy in 2011 for his production on Eminem's Recovery album, and while I don't dig into mainstream music all too often, Just's production is undeniable! His later work with Saigon, Jay Electronica, Fabolous, The Game, and even his co-production with The Audible Doctor, reworking the beat for Joell Ortiz's "Battle Cry," are all incredible pieces of music. To celebrate his Born Day today, I put together a quick playlist that covers some of my favorite cuts in his catalog. Dig into it below and trust, he's one of the most knowledgable artists in the music industry. Gadgets, samples, and the inner-workings of the business, he's a step above the rest. Once again, Happy Born Day to Just Blaze. Give him his flowers!