The Blueprint

Just Blaze Discusses Working With Kanye West On Jay Z’s ‘The Blueprint’ (VIDEO)


(AllHipHop News) The sound for Jay Z’s 2001 album The Blueprint was mostly crafted by three producers – Bink, Kanye West, and Just Blaze. ThisIs50 caught up with Just, and the Roc-A-Fella Records affiliate discussed working with Ye on the classic Hov LP.

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Blaze stated:

I remember the day [Kanye] came to the studio with “Takeover” and everybody went crazy. Myself included. I was working on ‘U Don’t Know’ in the other room. He comes in, and he’s like, “How did you get your horns to do this? And how do the drums…” He was asking me questions about how I constructed that. The same way I would have questions for him about how he might have chopped up certain things.

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Watch Just Blaze’s interview below.

  • therealest1

    Still a great album after 14 years.

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  • Hakeem

    DMX dark and Hell is Hot
    Nas’ life is good album
    Jay Z blueprint album

    • Isa Ibn Maryam

      You just watered down your list with that Blueprint album…btw what up with sun with all the bozack slurping…shytz disgusting ya heard.

    • Papi Peligro

      Man. I gotta cosign. I been trying to tell dudes on this site Nas is getting better. BluePrint though without any doubt greatest hiphop album of all time. For me that’s my opinion.

      • dbfromdc

        TO ME IT’S TUPAC ALL EYES ON ME DISC 1 AND 2!!!

  • MrNoName2K

    Classic work right there. I miss that good ol vintage sh*t..

  • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

    I never would have thought this at the time but 15 years later, I like it more than Reasonable Doubt.

  • Papi Peligro

    I gotta agree. In orlando we got 2 clubs down town. Vintage and next door NV anyway. NV plays todays hiphop man I’m sorry nobody dancing to music that’s predominantly dance music. It could be the DJ but he going in with music like back 2 back etc. Man everybody just looking at each other. On the vintage side sure they playing with about a decade and a half worth of music. Its totally different. You can see it play out. Clubbing is wack for my old self but I go from time to time.

  • Papi Peligro

    Blue Print was my favorite album of all time. For me. I like allot of soul in my music. Lyrics and soul beats. Like Kanye intro said. I grew up on Soul Food.

  • dbfromdc

    WHO CARES??? THAT SHIT WAS ANCIENT HISTORY!!!

  • Anthony Mason

    These writers must make $10/ hr.

    This is going around the world and you hire thesee clowns AHH?

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