Just Blaze

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Just Blaze
Birth nameJustin Smith
Born(1978-01-08) January 8, 1978 (age 36)
Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.
GenresHip hop
OccupationsRecord producer, Disc jockey
InstrumentsDrums
Keyboard
Turntable
Sampler
Drum machine
Years active1997–present
LabelsRoc-A-Fella, HHS78
Associated actsJay-Z, Saigon, Jay Electronica, Cam'ron, Freeway, Fabolous, Slaughterhouse, Kanye West
 
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Just Blaze
Birth nameJustin Smith
Born(1978-01-08) January 8, 1978 (age 36)
Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.
GenresHip hop
OccupationsRecord producer, Disc jockey
InstrumentsDrums
Keyboard
Turntable
Sampler
Drum machine
Years active1997–present
LabelsRoc-A-Fella, HHS78
Associated actsJay-Z, Saigon, Jay Electronica, Cam'ron, Freeway, Fabolous, Slaughterhouse, Kanye West

Justin Smith (born January 8, 1978), better known as Just Blaze, is an American hip hop record producer from Paterson, New Jersey.[1][2][3] Blaze is also the CEO of Fort Knocks Entertainment.[4] He is most well known for producing Jay-Z songs on the albums The Blueprint, The Blueprint 2, and The Black Album.[5] His production can also be found on Eminem's 2010 album Recovery. Blaze appears in the video for the third single from Recovery entitled "No Love", which he also produced.

Discography[edit]

Singles produced[edit]

YearSingleChart positionsAlbum
US Hot 100US
R&B
US
Rap
CANUK
1999"I Really Like It" (Harlem World feat. Mase & Kelly Price)61318The Movement
2001"Beanie (Mack Bitch)" (Beanie Sigel feat. Memphis Bleek)4911The Reason
"Girls, Girls, Girls" (Jay-Z)174311The Blueprint
"Song Cry" (Jay-Z)4523
2002"Roc the Mic" (Beanie Sigel & Freeway)55166State Property
"Oh Boy" (Cam'ron feat. Juelz Santana)4112419Come Home with Me
"Welcome to New York City" (Cam'ron feat. Jay-Z & Juelz Santana)5521
"Hovi Baby" (Jay-Z)76The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse
"React" (Erick Sermon feat. Redman)36128React
"Boy (I Need You)" (Mariah Carey feat. Cam'ron)682917Charmbracelet
2003"Built This City" (The Diplomats)98Diplomatic Immunity
"I Really Mean It" (The Diplomats)64
"What We Do" (Freeway feat. Jay-Z & Beanie Sigel)9747Philadelphia Freeway
"Flipside" (Freeway feat. Peedi Crakk)8240
"Alright" (Freeway feat. Anthony Allen)
"Can't Let You Go" (Fabolous feat. Lil' Mo & Mike Shorey)4222714Street Dreams
"Pump It Up" (Joe Budden)381610Joe Budden
"Fire" (Joe Budden)48
"Round Here" (Memphis Bleek feat. Trick Daddy & T.I.)53M.A.D.E.
2004"Never Been in Love" (Talib Kweli)The Beautiful Struggle
"Breathe" (Fabolous)10423628Real Talk
2005"Dear Summer" (Memphis Bleek feat. Jay-Z)11630534
"Touch the Sky" (Kanye West feat. Lupe Fiasco)422310106Late Registration
2006"Tell Me" (Diddy feat. Christina Aguilera)473814138Press Play
"Show Me What You Got" (Jay-Z)8343838Kingdom Come
2007"The Second Coming" (Juelz Santana & Just Blaze)108Nike
"C'mon Baby" (Saigon feat. Swizz Beatz)The Greatest Story Never Told
"Makes Me Wonder" (Maroon 5)162It Won't Be Soon Before Long
2008"Live Your Life" (T.I. feat. Rihanna)11132Paper Trail
"Exhibit A" (Jay Electronica)Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn)
2009"All the Above" (Maino feat. T-Pain)391910If Tomorrow Comes...
"Exhibit C" (Jay Electronica)86Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn)
"Gotta Believe It" (Saigon feat. Just Blaze)Cruel Summer
2010"No Love" (Eminem feat. Lil Wayne)235992133Recovery
2011"The Greatest Story Never Told" (Saigon)The Greatest Story Never Told
"I Love My Bitches" (Rick Ross)72Non-album single
2012"Compton" (Kendrick Lamar feat. Dr. Dre)52good kid, m.A.A.d city
2013"Higher" (Just Blaze & Baauer feat. Jay-Z)82Non-album single

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Learn Straight From Producer Just Blaze (Video) | Rap". Rap Basement. 22 March 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  2. ^ Name* (22 March 2011). "Just Blaze to Give Live Q&A in NYC Tomorrow". Xxlmag.Com. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  3. ^ "Just Blaze Is Putting Finishing Touches On Eminem's 'Recovery'". VIBE. 27 April 2010. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  4. ^ Sidman, Amanda P. (4 November 2010). "BET puts new spin on NYC underground deejay scene in 'Masters of the Mix' with Just Blaze - New York Daily News". Articles.nydailynews.com. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  5. ^ "Crazy for Jay-Z - Bomani Jones". Salon.com. 6 November 2007. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 

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