From The Academy

Just Blaze at Le Fréqulator

69 mins|First aired 13 Oct 2016Next From The Academy Today at 8:30pm EDT

The iconic hip-hop producer throws down party jams, classics, and brand new material. Live from Montréal during RBMA 2016.

Just Blaze – known to his parents as Justin Smith – started out as a DJ in Paterson, New Jersey, before going on to become a producer with one of the most envied discographies in the business. He first hit the charts in 1999 with Harlem World, Ma$e and Kelly Price, but became renowned for his craft as a key collaborator for Jay Z and Roc-A-Fella Records. Since then, he’s been working steadily with everyone who’s anyone, producing beats for the likes of Dipset, Rick Ross, Eminem, Kanye West, Diddy, T.I., Drake, Kendrick Lamar and many more – all while maintaining an impeccable sense of taste and a scientific interest in all things new and fresh.

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Photo by Maria Jose Govea