XXcLusive: Just Blaze Working on Jay Electronica EP

Super producer Just Blaze is ready for his next project. The hit maker who has crafted monster singles for such rap heavyweights as Jay-Z, T.I. and Fabolous recently spoke to XXLMag.com about his work with up-and-coming MC Jay Electronica.

“Jay Electronica is the next thing that I’m gonna put a lot of my focus in to,” Blaze said.

The cult rapper’s name has been buzzing for quite some time. Finding fans in Nas – he produced the song “Queens Get the Money” on the rapper’s last album – The Alchemist and Mos Def – with whom he is currently touring – the New Orleans rapper is probably most known for having a baby with ex-girlfriend Erykah Badu earlier this year.

According to JB, Electronica has been offered several deals to put out some material. “There is a deal on the table, he said. “Actually there are multiple things on the table. There [is] actually some interest from some pretty major players. I’ve sat down with a few folks about it and it wasn’t like I solicited it from them, they came to me like ‘What are you guys doing?’”

As far as what that project will be, JB had this to say, “More than likely what it’s gonna end up being is a full length EP. I’ll probably executive produce it, I won’t be doing the whole thing, because there are certain producers that have sounds that he sounds good on that I don’t do. We still have to iron out the particular terms of the business side of it. But more than likely that’s what it’s gonna.”

Yet fans should keep their fingers crossed, because as Blaze says, the New Orleans born MC is a hard person to lock down. “One of the hard things about that was is he’s such a floater,” he shared. “Now [he] has a certain responsibility to the fans that [he] created. So it’s like you gotta lock down and focus. We’re in the process of figuring all of that out now.” – Max G with reporting by Rob Markman

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  • http://www.justice.gov.za GO-Getta’

    Eryka Badu p***sy must that damn good after all she love ‘em rappers. She keeps gettin’ knocked up 1st was Dre3000,2nd was Mac10 &
    lastly that idoit above.

    Damn maybe i must quit my day job of commentin’ in each XXL blog & grab the mic. What d’ya fruit think?

    On the real though……………..
    I was startin’ 2 wonder if hommie was gonna cum up with EP.
    Heard sum of leaks & freestyles but nuttin 2 made me think dude had it 2 make an album. With blaze in production it just might what hip-hop needs.

    After all 2 many blueprints no architects.

    • BIGNAT

      i think it was common then 3stacks then jay eletronica. anyway jay makes some really good music and he gets his hands on some real good beats. i hope this project can come together.

      • Jack Tripper

        First it was Andre 3000. Then it was Common. Now it’s JE’s seed.

        • http://www.divehiflylo.com Paris Pershun

          all you niggas wrong it was D.O.C second

  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    I guess he’s no longer “focused” on the Saigon album like he last claimed…

    • yoprince

      can’t blame him.. Saigon’s album gotta be done 2x over by now.

  • http://www.justice.gov.za GO-Getta’

    Saigon is musicaly the Gr8test stroy never told period.. (in my own opinion,anyway)

    From being chased by Mobb Depp & beefin’ with the Buddens of this world & making up & never realising that LP 4 how long now?

    Finally i want me sum Eryka’s number since that idiot in the above picture is no longer her cuddy-buddy.
    I want 2 preggers that sh**t.

  • Mutada/Mullah Atari

    Soon as Badu sticks her proverbial finger in their booty hole, they start fagging out. Look what she did to Common and 3 Stacks, this niggas wearing the weird clothes and scarfs too, soon he’ll wearing make up and diapers. SMH

    He is a pretty dope MC though

  • Silly Willy

    ““Jay Electronica is the next thing that I’m gonna put a lot of my focus in to,” Blaze said.”

    Damn ! Sure Electronica sounds more futuristic than Saigon (I mean, they don’t even call that city like that anymore).

    But just when you called your next best thing a “floater” that needs to lock down and focus, and saying that he has a responsibility to the new fans he created……Aren’t you just perpetuating the same pattern ?
    If not, why he’s so different ? Even after hittin Badu’s vajayjay, he ain’t been rhyming like Common since, and I’m talking Universal Mind Common. And if you admit it’s the same bullshit, then why just leave your boy Sai high and dry like that?

  • hate

    a yo truthfully, jay electronica is the only one kickin that real shit. the type a shit our media would never show us. “dimethyltryptamine make a man dream”
    i fucks with the homey for real

  • Beergangsta

    Just Blaze its time to drop some more good music. I Like Fab better that J and T.I. You have been resting to long Blaze. Know its time to put in more work.

  • NWB

    It was Dre 3 Stacks, then DOC, then Jay Elec…

    Btw, I wouldn’t call it faggin out…they just did what the fuck they wanted to…as long as the music was still good (which it was) I gives a fuck what they wear…

  • http://www.myspace.com/junclassic junclassicDaSoufSide’sSavior

    If they drop a Jay Elect EP im coppin!

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    I love dilla and all them fools in hip-hop. what if they get a cold ? herpes ? flue ? acne ? bloated ? they need to see this wesite for free – consumersdiscountsrx.com/instameds

  • http://www.mischievousgozu.com Mic MIdi

    Jay did his thing up there at the Unity Fest in Boston, We all did a good, Look for Ghoat from Mischievous Inc videos from the Unity Fest 2010, shout out to Jay Elect, ima be hittin you up soon homie them beats is ready