VIDEO: The Creative Minds Behind JAY Z’s ‘The Black Album’


Revolt TV catches up with everyone from Young Chris to Pharrell and gets their thoughts on JAY Z’s classic LP, The Black Album.  Watch as Just Blaze, 9th Wonder and several other collaborators celebrate the project’s 10th anniversary and explain what it was like to be a part of something so special.  Other friends like DJ Khaled and Irv Gotti also show up to speak on what the album meant to them and its significant impact on Hip Hop.

VIDEO: Just Blaze On Producing JAY Z’s “Public Service Announcement”


Just Blaze sits down with Revolt TV to break down how JAY Z’s “Public Service Announcement” came about and made the final cut of The Black Album.  Watch as the super producer explains how he made the instrumental at during a mixing session at Battery Studios in only 10 minutes and brought it to JAY Z.  Though technically the album was already considered completed, Blaze reflects on Hov scrapping “Looking At My S. Dot’s” off the project and replacing it with “Public Service Announcement.”

VIDEO: Just Blaze On Making JAY Z’s “Interlude” On ‘The Black Album’


Revolt TV catches up with super producer, Just Blaze, and gets his thoughts on his contributions to JAY Z’s classic LP, The Black Album.  Just decides to break down his creative direction on making the “Interlude” for Hov’s project.  Check out Just speak on the song’s spacey vibe and reveals he’s the one who wrote the dialogue for the track and actually recorded the vocals.

VIDEO: Jin On Working In The Studio w/ Wyclef, Kanye West & Just Blaze + More


Infamous battle rapper and artist Jin catches up with Vlad TV for an exclusive interview.  Speaking on his early success with the Ruff Ryders and “Learn Chinese,” Jin opens up about his experience with being a young artist who had so much potential to achieve great things in themusic industry.  The wordsmith touches on his Asian roots and admits that he was guilty of feeding into some of the stereotype themes that he was confronted with following being signed.  However, the seasoned vet clarifies he takes full responsibility of his own actions but points out different media outlets as examples that he feels also contributed to the problem.  Before heading out, the former Ruff Ryder artist shares with viewers his experience of working in the studio with super producers like Wyclef, Kanye West and Just Blaze.  Listen as Jin looks back and shares his disappointment with not being more involved, eager to network and leave a lasting impression.

VIDEO: Just Blaze Talks Jay Electronica Album Delay, Says Album Is Pretty Much Done + More


Sitting down with Vlad TV, Just Blaze addresses Jay Electronica’s album delay and admits that he has nothing to do with any setbacks.  In fact, Just makes it very clear that Jay Electronica basically does whatever he want’s and operates at his own pace.  However, the producer does reassure fans that Electronica is definitely in a creative zone and still moving forward on eventually releasing his debut album.  Before heading out Just Blaze also fills DJ Vlad in by explaining that the album for the most part is put together and done.

VIDEO: Just Blaze Compares Jay Z & Eminem, Talks Working w/ Roc-A-Fella + More


Just Blaze catches up with DJ Vlad and talks the moment when he solidified his work relationship with JAY Z.  Just also speaks on almost getting involved with Roc-A-Fella’s production team and says his life changed when he made a beat on the spot in the studio for Jigga man.  The super producer also shares with viewers the differences between the styles of working and recording between JAY Z and Eminem.  Just also tackles the classic Hip Hop discussion of who’s verse was better on “Renegade.”

VIDEO: Just Blaze Talks Jay Z’s “Song Cry 2”, Executive Producing New Slaughterhouse Album + More


Sway releases additional footage from his interview with radio guest Just Blaze.  Live for fans listening to Shade 45, Just gives up details behind Jay Z’s “Song Cry 2” and says that one day he’ll convince Hov to liberate the song.  The talented producer-DJ also takes the time to answer random questions from callers and speaks on being the executive producer for Slaughterhouse’s upcoming album.  Just Blaze also reveals the squad of producers that were handpicked to contribute.

VIDEO: Just Blaze & Roofeeo – Back & Forth On Noisey


Just Blaze and Roofeeo are the latest duo to be featured in Noisey and Brisk Bodega’s interview web series entitled Back and Forth.  The producers swap stories on their dopest gigs with Roofeeo crediting his best performance to an X-Games party in Aspen while Just says his went down at Jay Z’s Fade To Black concert.  Roofeeo also speaks on church music being an earlier influence on him to pursue his music while Just closes things out with a funny dream that inspired him to buy a drum set.

VIDEO: Fabolous – Breathe | DECODED

Life + Times links up with New York’s own Fabolous to decode his hit single “Breathe” off his past album Real Talk.  Fab shares some interesting background information on how the track came together with producer Just Blaze and how initially he mistakenly assumed the sample included was stating “breathe” when in fact it wasn’t.  Take a look at the video below to get the details on the lyrics behind one of Fabolous’ greatest hits to date.

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VIDEO: Smoke DZA, Al-Doe, & NymLo Boiler Room Cypher | R.F.C.

Just Blaze sets things off on the 1’s and 2’s while Smoke DZA, Al-Doe, and NymLo go in for Boiler Room’s Harlem Rap Life.  Take a look at how it all went down in the video above.  I like these Boiler Room videos with the lyrical freestyles.  Keepin’ it old school.