Just Blaze Opens up about His Legendary Production Career, Starting Out as a DJ, and the Stories behind His Classics
This week Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh are joined by Just Blaze–architect of classics from the ‘90s, aughts, and into today–for a deep dive into his storied career.
Kicking it off with a discussion of how producing and computer coding go hand-in-hand, Just and Kweli go into the history behind his alias “Megatron Don” as well as Just’s love of sneakers–and how that led him to his new Uproxx show “Fresh Pair.”
Kweli and Just also delve into the history behind the Just Blaze tag, and the importance of branding yourself as a producer. They also discuss his work with rap legends Jay-Z and Beanie Siegel, among others.
The episode rounds out with a discussion of the production behind Rihanna and TI’s “Live Your Life” and the recording of “Exhibit A” and “Exhibit C” with Jay Electronica.