Just Blaze and Young Guru sit down for an exclusive conversation on Hard Knock TV. The interview starts of with Young Guru asking Just Blaze about his new song Higher and about making transition from Hip Hop into EDM. Just Blaze says that he has always made electronic beats but that he didn’t always have a place to release those beats which were often ahead of their times. Now that the genre lines are so blurred it is seen as more acceptable to listen to everything. As the conversation continues Just Blaze says that now he is “comfortable doing whatever it is I want…I’m comfortable playing what I want, I’m comfortable wearing what I want and just being me as an individual…not that I wasn’t comfortable with who I am but I was definitely doing a keeping up with the Jones kind of thing…I had to have a fresher jersey than Dame but meanwhile Dame was getting them for free from Mitchell & Ness cause he is Dame Dash and I had to pay $500 for it and I had to this every day for years straight…”
Young Guru tells Just Blaze that one of the biggest things that he had learned from him was to construct the record in his head before he sampled the parts. Guru talks about the making of Jay-Z’s Song Cry and that when he first heard the sample Just Blaze was going to use he thought it sounded off but that after Jay-Z laid his verse to the raw beat at night, they came back in the morning and it sounded like a masterpiece after Just Blaze was done building the track. That day Jay called 2-3 producers and told them that they were not on Just Blaze’s level.
Just Blaze continues by telling Guru how Jay’s Girls, Girls, Girls was originally intended for Ghostface and how Busta Rhymes originally heard You don’t Know and he wanted it for himself.