Just Blaze Releases The Beat Jay-Z & Rick Ross Wanted, Encourages Only Nice MCs To Touch It (Audio)
Just Blaze is one of the more interesting producers on social media. The Patterson, New Jersey producer/DJ enjoys waxing poetic about music, technology, industry, life, and engaging with his legions of fans.
With that unpredictability in mind, Just released “Miracle,” an instrumental track that he claims was a bidding war item within his beat arsenal. Jay Z reportedly wanted his former Roc-A-Fella weapon to set it aside so that Hov and Jeezy could empty out the duffel bag on ’em. When that did not happen as planned, another Jay pupil of sorts, Rick Ross, actually cut a track to the beat. Chris Brown wanted it. There was talk of it ending up in J. Cole’s hands. However, none of these artists paid for the beat. Another, non-disclosed MC did, but again—nothing happened.
The Fort Knox founder opted to share the non-loop “Miracle” with the fans. The percussion and arrangement on the track enhance the sound Just freaked with Jay throughout the early 2000s (no chirped-up vocals). The accents on the track also call some Cam’ron and Diplomats records to mind. However, the true hitter on this one may walk amongst us.
With releasing the Soundcloud, Just had two points. The first: “If you’re going to attempt to rap on it, be respectful and rap good.” The second point, was actually the first (before the track went public) coming from Twitter, urging the thirsty types to fall back:
I want to put out “Miracle” but I’m afraid of struggle raps on it.
— Just Blaze (@JustBlaze) February 23, 2015
#BonusBeat: Just Blaze also offered up the beat intended to conclude Jay Electronica’s “Dear Moleskine” series:
Can an unknown MC truly work a “Miracle”?