Just Blaze Re-Examines The Musical Magic In Michael Jackson’s Human Nature (Audio)
2015 has seen Just Blaze shake things up with some instrumentals. The New Jersey producer/DJ really became a go-to sound source for flipping, altering, and reinvigorating certain samples, especially in his tenure with Roc-A-Fella Records.
Keeping things in the Def Jam building, Just recently laced Ludacris with a Ludaversal closer (“This Has Been My World”) that nodded to Michael Jackson’s evocative hit “Human Nature.” With that LP making moves, Just unearthed the version he particularly cared for (as “Inhuman Nature”). A raw instrumental, the reworking of the bassline (touched by Nas, 2Pac, and others over the years) was reportedly inspired by a late-night convertible drive bypassing New York City from the FDR Boulevard. One can only speculate what was on Just Blaze’s mind. What’s on yours, as you think about this moment, and how it may complement an MC’s thoughts perfectly?—Besides Luda’, of course.
#BonusBeat: This is as good of a reason as any to celebrate the Thriller original: