Legends & Pioneers x Just Blaze

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Opiyo speaks with Just Blaze about Rick James’ contributions to music culture. In 1978, Rick James hit the world with his first album, “Come Get It”. He’d later become an inspiration to super-producer, Just Blaze who was born that same year.

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Just Blaze Interview: The Business of Beats

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Justin Smith, known as music producer Just Blaze, who produces for artists such as Jay-Z and Eminem, talks with Lee Hawkins about his role in VH1’s DJ show, “Master of the Mix” and the lucrative business of beat-making and production. Plus he shows step-by-step how he built the beat for hit song “Higher.”

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Priority Records Resurfaces with Harry Fraud x Just Blaze

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Skrillex/Baauer/Just Blaze/Alvin Risk At Eclipse At Daylight Beach Club At Mandalay Bay

Priority Records, the historic hip-hop label that helped propel acts like N.W.A., Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, has relaunched. Billboard reports that the label has been resurrected as part of a joint venture between Capitol Records and Insurgency Music (home of acts such as Baauer).

 

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The new Priority Records will launch on August 13 with the release of “Higher,” the collaborative EDM/hip-hop track by Just Blaze & Baauer featuring Jay Z. Producer Harry Fraud, whose resume includes French Montana’s “Shot Caller” as well as work with the likes of Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa and Earl Sweatshirt, has also signed a deal with Priority for his Surf School label.

Harry took to Twitter to explain the new partnership. “For the label I am looking to create partnerships with other independent minded artists and release wavy music. Its not about signing people.” He then went on to clarify, “As far as me as an artist/producer I do not have a record deal…yet (evil laugh).”

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Source: rapfix.mtv.com