Just Blaze has produced some of your favorite hits, and thus has unreleased tracks and stories about some of your favorite rappers tucked away. When we're lucky, he lets them trickle out.
That's what he did recently, during a set DJcity's "MikiDz Show." He kicked off by spinning tracks he produced -- songs like "I Really Mean It," "Roc the Mic" and "What We Do" -- and then around the 30-minute mark, pivoted to joints that we've never heard and, in his words, are probably "never coming out."
"I'm probably gonna get in so much trouble for playing this," he says, while while liberating an unreleased Jay Electronica jam. That's followed by an unheard Busta Rhymes and M.O.P. collab, the beat of an unreleased Jay Elec song called "Exhibit G," an instrumental that almost made Jay Z's Blueprint 3, a beat for Jeezy, a Slaughterhouse instrumental and an alternate beat for Drake and Rick Ross' "Lord Knows."
When he wrapped his set, he had told almost an hour's worth of fascinating stories, including tales about his working relationship with Kanye West, particularly while Hov was recording The Blueprint; an album that Just, Kanye and Bink almost made; Jay recording "PSA" while in meetings and more.