In a recent interview with XXLMag.com, Peedi Crakk accused Jay-Z of jacking Young Chris’ distinct whisper flow. XXL caught up with former Roc-A-Fella producer Just Blaze yesterday (May 18), as he was on his way to the Red Bull Big Tune event in Philadelphia, to get his thoughts on the claims.
While JB originally said he had no comment on the subject, he did have this to say: “That’s like old family business,” he explained. “I don’t really indulge in family squabbles, making them public. The way I look at it everybody feeds off everybody and everybody works together.”
“What we did was make something great and we had a good run,” he continued. “Rather than sit there and squabble about who took what from who, and who did who wrong, it’s really no point in feeding into it because I could sit there and point out a million things that people in that situation did wrong…and I know a lot of things we did right. So the way I look at everybody ended up kind of like where they are supposed to be and if they didn’t end up where they felt like they’re supposed to be…it might be their own fault.”
Blaze was on hand at yesterday’s regional Red Bull Big Tune competition—the nation’s premiere music producer battle—at Philly’s World Café. Twelve up-and-coming beatsmiths battled it out, with Incredible Stro taking home the top honors. Stro and runner-up T Mos will be heading to Chicago to compete in the national finals. —Jesse Gissen