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Just Blaze Gearing Up to Release 12-Inch House Record
One of the lesser-known aspects of Just Blaze's career as a hip-hop producer and music tastemaker is that he is also a whiz on the turntables. Part of DJing is being up on all sorts of music and Just has always had a special love of house music as well as hip-hop...
Just Blaze Readies Dream Studio in Harlem
In late January, Just Blaze closed the doors on his kingdom at Baseline Studios. The iconic setup was where he crafted some of the most celebrated and artistically successful New York rap records of the past decade (including 'The Blueprint' and 'The Black Album')...
Saigon Changes His Game Plan After Parting with Atlantic
Rapper Saigon's relationship with Atlantic Records has come to an end. In a recent interview the Brooklyn rapper detailed moving on from the label. "I just got my release from Atlantic. Literally, a good release, a fair release," he said. "Moving forward, I'm not gonna position myself…
Jay Electronica Promises Multiple Albums This Year
Following the success of his highly-acclaimed 'Exhibit C,' Jay Electronica is back at work, preparing to drop an ear-full on fans this year. The New Orleans native is currently completing the U.K. leg of his tour, but during an interview with MTV Europe this week, he assured fans that they could exp…
Just Blaze Closing Baseline Studios
If you follow Just Blaze on Twitter you already know that Baseline Studios, his legendary recording haven, has been slowly dismantled over last month or so. Today, Blaze revealed that Jan. 28 will be the studio's final day and he'll be holding a wake for friends, family and a few diehard f…
Just Blaze Calls Out Impostor Trying to Sell His Beats
Just Blaze is a national treasure for many reasons. A blockbuster producer that actually deserves his renown, Blaze, real name Justin Smith, already has enough imitators to keep on their toes. When he recently caught wind of someone making shady deals using his name, enough was enough...
Best Songs of 2009
Unfortunately, sometimes our favorite songs don't become instant hits. They're not thrown in heavy rotation on the radio and the DJ won't play them in the club. Don't fear. We feel your pain. Here are our picks for the best songs of 2009.


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