Tomorrow, The Game will release his 1992 album. The fanfare surrounding it has been insubstantial compared to the excitement for The Documentary 2, The Game's sequel to an album that was declared an instant west coast classic upon its release. Still, greatness, or at least consistency, is expected of The Game.
Pump It Up [Throwback]
Joe Budden's biggest hit, "Pump It Up," has played a central role in the rapper's bizarre beef with Drake. Drake's supporters have pointed to the song as evidence of Budden's irrelevance. (It peaked at #38 on the Billboard Hot 100.) Drake mocked Budden by rapping the lyrics at a Summer Sixteen show. Pump, pump, pump it up!!
"Motherfucking Just Blaze is cookin' right now, nigga!" said a delighted Snoop Dogg after hearing a new Just Blaze beat in the studio earlier this year. "Ooh, and that's all for me? Oooh wee!"
KXNG CROOKED has been dropping nothing but heat for 20 years, and though he never achieved success proportionate to his prowess on the mic, he has developed a staunch fan base. With Christmas near on the horizon, Crooked shares one for the fans, a loose freestyle called "Gift Rap." "Gift Rap" slows down the instrumental from Jay Z/Memphis Bleek's 2005 single "Dear Summer," produced by Just Blaze at the height of his powers. Blaze samples Weldon Irvine's "Morning Sunrise."
Oh My Darling Don't Meow (Just Blaze Remix)
Run The Jewels
Killer Mike and El-P are currently in the process of remixing RTJ2 with nothing but cat sounds. Suffice to say, that shit is going to bang.
While we patiently await for more news on Slaughterhouse’s upcoming Glass House album, which Joell Ortiz says is all done, Interscope decides to liberate a new track from the 4-headed monster in the meantime called “R.N.S.,” which can be found on the upcoming soundtrack to Eminem’s executive produced "Southpaw".
Two Curse Words (Freestyle)
For fans of gritty, lyrical golden era NYC rap, Fridays have recently become the best day of the week (not that they weren't already for other reasons). In the morning, you get Jadakiss' #FridayMorningMassacres and at night, Fabolous’ #FridayNightFreestyles, both of which usually come in over classic Northeast joints. Jada's latest is titled "Two Curse Words," and on it, he takes on Just Blaze's “Just Fire (The Roc)” beat for Cam’ron, whcih was originally included on Come Home With Me.
Lately, it seems like there's been more NY rappers going in over Jay Z classics than ever. Retchy P, OT Genasis, Jadakiss and Dave East have all given us Hova freestyles in the past six months or so, and now comes Ransom's turn. His choice is the Just Blaze-produced "Dynasty Intro" from The Dynasty Roc La Familia.
Over the past couple months, Just Blaze has been treating fans to some unreleased instrumentals from his personal catalog.
Just Blaze is in a giving mood tonight. We just heard "Moleskin Conclusion," a beat that was intended to be the sequel to Jay Electronica and Blaze's "Dear Moleskin." Now he's dropped a second beat, "Miracle," which, at one time, was intended for Jay Z and Jeezy.
The legendary producer Just Blaze just shared an unreleased, untouched beat on his soundcloud, titled "Moleskin Conclusion." As per the cover art, "Moleskin" is an ode to the brand of high-end Italian notebooks. Indeed, if you're a rapper who prefers to write down your lyrics, "Moleskin Conclusion," should channel the pen towards the paper in no time.
Eminem Feat. Slaughterhouse & Yelawolf
As we all await Eminem and Shady Records' Shady XV compilation, the label has dropped off another new track from it. "Psychopath Killer" features Em, Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse, and was produced by the insanely talented team of Just Blaze, Boi-1da & The Maven Boys.
A Rolling Stone
Yesterday we had the opportunity to premiere OnCue's free album Angry Young Man, executive produced by none other than Just Blaze, who also had a hand in quite a bit of the production. Leading up to the tape we highlighting the Just Blaze & Hudson Mohawke-produced record "So Much Love" (watch the music video for it below), and now that you've had a day to let the project sink in, we're highlighting another choice cut off the album, "A Rolling Stone."
So Much Love
OnCue will be following up his Leftovers 2 mixtape from last year with Angry Young Man in the coming weeks, a project we will be exclusively premiering right here on HNHH. The project is slated to drop on September 3rd, but before that time we're offering up a premiere of one of the more anticipated cuts off the tape, which has top-notch production from Hudson Mohawke and frequent collaborator Just Blaze.
Just Blaze Feat. Sinjin Hawke
Today we receive a new instrumental collabo which went down between Just Blaze and upcoming European producer Sinjin Hawke last year at the Redbull Music Academy. This is the second collabo we've received from Blaze in a minute, following "1 UP." Are you feeling it?
Just Blaze Feat. Mysto & Pizzi
We've heard Just Blaze's more electronic side with his recent Baauer collaborations, and today we get another collabo with the DJ duo Mysto & Pizzi. The three producers take on the classic Super Mario Brothers theme song and give it a complete electronic rework. What do you think?
For a Throwback Thursday on Instagram producer Just Blaze decided to drop a record he produced when he was 15 years old, with a 13-year old rapper named Poun, "Backstabbers." As Blaze says, "AHAHAAHAHA!! I was 15, Poun was 13. We swore we was PR & CL.#TBT. My big cousin also pictured is probably the main reason I do what i do now. used to take me to the record store to buy me Run DMC and Whodini albums when i was like 7 and made me listen to Red Alert, Chuck Chillout, and Marley every weekend. Laugh and Enjoy!"
Bump Party (Prod. By Cardiak & Just Blaze), the latest cut from Slaughterhouse. It was released on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013. Things are improving for Slaughterhouse with each new offering, and Party (Prod. By Cardiak & Just Blaze) is certainly no exception. It's a worthy addition to the Slaughterhouse's catalogue, which has seen much evolution as of late. We're definitely anticipating the next step.
Lord Knows (Freestyle)
Detroit's Ty Farris decides to go over the monstrous Just Blaze beat for Drake's Lord Knows". Ty delivers a punchline-ridden verse that does the gigantic beat justice. Quotable lyrics: "I stay fresh to death/ these niggas smellin' like mildew/ competition won't admit it/ but they know who to kneel to"
Stream The Crown (Prod. by Just Blaze), the newest drop from Scoe. The cut was released on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013. Things are looking better for Scoe with each new release, which The Crown (Prod. by Just Blaze) has proven yet again. It's worthy addition to the impressive body of work Scoe has been developing over the years. We're looking forward to hearing what's next.