Just Blaze is staying busy, working on a variety
of projects. The multi-platinum producer has two beats on Dr. Dre’s next album
and he is also working on not one, but two record label deals.
On working with Dr. Dre, the producer said he
didn’t believe that he would actually be working with someone of Dr. Dre’s stature.
"I didn’t even believe that he was
gonna call me," Just Blaze told AllHipHop.com. "I was like yeah sure
–cause that’s somebody I grew up with, since I was 11 years old. NWA
was is still one of my favorite groups of all times, so to get that phone call
was kinda crazy."
Just Blaze said that he had a special beat ready
for Dr. Dre, one that he had made in case the opportunity to work with him ever
"There was actually one beat that I’ve
holding for like 3 years, like ‘I’m gonna meet Dre eventually and when
I do I got plans for him,’" Blaze continued. The funny thing is that’s
the one beat he’s really really in love with."
Just Blaze, who has laid down tracks for the
likes of Faith, Janet Jackson, Joe Budden and Jay-Z to name a few, recently
lent his production touch to Beanie Sigel and Memphis Bleek.
"Beans is getting ready to drop and Bleek’s
getting ready to come out, and actually they getting ready to shoot the video
for “Everything’s a Go”, which was the last record I did for
Bleek right before I came out here [Los Angeles].
While he couldn’t go into details about the two
labels that he has planned, Just Blaze was excited about the prospects of running
two successful companies.
"Basically what it is, is that both deals
are in negotiation right now. As soon as they cut the check the right way that
will be a go and you will be hearing about that."
Blaze said that his success was due to the fact
that he is a team player.
"It’s not just me, its myself, Nassa Camato,
my manager, my partner in this as well I also work with Gee Roberson and Kyambo
"Hip Hop" Joshua," Blaze continued. Roberson and Joshua both
worked as A&R rep’s for Roc-A-Fella. They are now both Vice Presidents of
A&R, Urban Music, for Atlantic Records.
"We work as a team. Anything that I come
across they are involved in, anything they come across we’re involved in,
I guess it’s better when you have four heads working instead of just one."