Just Blaze Explains Why he Never Dropped A Compilation Album

Just Blaze has a long list of hits that he’s created for other artists, but surprisingly the in-demand producer has yet to release his own solo album, like several beatmakers have done in the past. XXLMag.com recently chopped it up with the New Jersey-bred talent to find out why.

According to Blaze—who has most recently worked on Eminem’s new album, Recovery—there are several reasons he never did a compilation. “If you look at my body of work with Roc-A-Fella it kind of was that,” he explained. “A lot of them other producers who have done stuff like that, it’s no disrespect, but a lot of them don’t have that under their belt, where they can say, ‘I’ve done a hundred-plus records with that kind of artist.’ And on top of that, I’m not a star. Those things are cool, niche products [but] they never really sell well on a large scale. “

“It’s one of those things where [I] put something out, maybe sell 100,000 or I focus my energy on doing these records with this label for Roc-A-Fella or whoever and probably make 10 times the amount of money that I might make otherwise,” he continued.

For those upset that the superproducer never released his own solo album, JB has his own advice. “I always tell people if they want that compilation, get your favorite 20 songs that I did, put em on a CD,” he joked. “There you go. “

Fans can hear Blaze’s work on Recovery when it hits stores on June 21, one day earlier than expected. —Jesse Gissen

  • The Decatur Dictator

    he is absolutly correct. It would serve no purpose for him.

  • DownSouth

    Makes sense. Being too famous comes with too many headaches.

    DOWN SOUTH!!!

  • Sha

    Shit…. Sounds like a smart dude to me….It’s not about packaging. It’s about quality. But on the real…. Just Blaze is dope and intelligent. But back in his Roc days, I wasn’t really impressed. Not in the beginning. He was good… But very inconsistent. So if he came out with a compilation back then I probably wouldn’t have bought it. But he upped his game and before the Roc disbanded, he was straight fire. He still has his moments of inconsistency. He’ll put out some dope shit(like on Game’s first album) and then he’ll release some sub-par shit (like on Kingdom Come). But for the most part, he’s fire now. But even more impressive to me is that he’s smart. Real talk.

  • Getbizzy

    That makes perfect sense! Plus I think sorta DJ Khaled wore out the trend of non-rappers/producers putting out compilation albums…

  • J-Blazin’

    Yea this makes complete sense. Now the real question is: Why no beats on The Blueprint 3???

  • katt

    plus, every song would leak these days before it dropped anyway

  • simon boss

    this nigga sounds like a faggot ass nigga,he sees everything about money and how much he gonna make like the nigga aint already set for life do it for the fans maybe niggas just wanna hear raekwon on a just blaze beat instead of a bum ass rockafella rapper or nas on a just blaze beat you bitch nigga.he needs to get taught some character and real love for the game by alchemist or pete rock

  • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

    SIMON, I DON’T WANT TO CALL YOU DUMB, SO I’LL BE NICE & CALL YOU AN IDIOT OR DAMN FOOL!!!! WHERE IN THE ARTICLE OR IN ANY ARTICLE FEATURING JUST BLAZE DID HE SAY HE WOULDN’T SELL BEATS TO ANY OTHER ARTISTS? HE SAID HE WOULDN’T DO A COMPILATION ALBUM. WHY DON’T YOU READ THE ARTICLE 10X BACK TO BACK SO THAT YOU’LL REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT THE HELL YOU JUST READ FROM NOW ON. THAT WAY THE REST OF US DON’T HAVE TO READ YOUR UNWARRANTED CRITICISM OF A DOPE ASS PRODUCER. BY THE WAY YOU MUST NOT KNOW WHAT A REAL FAGGOT IS, BECAUSE IN NO WAY DID JUST BLAZE SOUND GAY. I’LL TELL YOU WHAT I TELL MY KIDS, “DON’T SAY A WORD IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT THE WORD MEANS!”

    PEACE & GET MONEY!!!
    MOGUL $$$ GAME ’10!!

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  • Scootie McB

    I always wondered why he never did a comp just his beats with a couple co-production on it and get the dopest joints recorded (or throw away from sessions) and put it out he got a label just letting it sit basically… Next best move would be to sign Jay Electronica…

  • js

    unlike that retard khaled this producer has a brain

  • Chase

    Wow….Slow news day I guess

  • DOMINIC

    GET BACK TO MAKING BEATS NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY.

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