Just Blaze Speaks on Working with Dr. Dre, Saigon, XV and Mac Miller

Just Blaze talks about working with vets and upstarts as he explains what it has been like to work with XV, Mac Miller, Dr. Dre and Saigon.

Just Blaze has kept his name hot through changes in the industry. While he still works with established veterans, he's also unafraid of collaborating with young emcees. Recently, Blaze has been doing a little bit of both as he has been working with Mac Miller and XV, while also participating in long awaited releases for Saigon and Dr. Dre. During an interview with Allindstorm, Just Blaze chopped it up about all of this. 

On his introduction to XV, Blaze noted that he may executive produce XV's project, if all lines up properly.

"A good friend of mine, Alex, introduced me to XV's music," he noted. "So, we met up. he played me some of his music. I thought I heard some potential in what he played me."

Later, the two met up again and the musical partnership grew even more. 

"He played me some of what he was working on in terms of his album. He definitely has a lane and identity and his own sound and direction. He has a vision of what he wants to do, which I always appreciate in an artist...So, we only spent about a week in the studio so far but things worked out pretty well so we're in talks with the label about the possibility of me executive producing his album." 

Mac Miller is another young emcee who Just Blaze has been working with. According to Blaze, he's been sending tracks to Mac, who has been eager to spit on all of the beats sent. 

"I like his energy and eagerness to try whatever... We hung out a bit. I've kind of been schooling him to certain things and giving him music here and there just to demo while I've been working on other stuff. I think something will come out of that, as well."

Perhaps his most anticipated collaboration here is the one he has working with Dr. Dre. Dre, who has fans buzzing about the highly anticipated Detox, enlisted Blaze as one of the guest producers on the album. 

"I've been working with Dre on [Detox]. You know, not on some like, right-hand man, helping him do the entire album. I saw speculation that I was heavily involved in the Detox. It's not even like that. At the most, it looks like I'll probably have 2 songs on there but we've probably done 15 songs."

Another long awaited album is The Greatest Story Never Told, an album by Saigon that is finally seeing the light of an official release. 

"I'm happy that his album's coming out," Blaze noted, after working with Sai. "I'm proud of him."

For more on the interview, check the video clip below. 



  • Jah

    I was surprised how good XV is when I heard some of his shit. V is for Vizzy is solid beginning to end, plus Final Fantasy VII was the best game ever so I was instantly won over when I heard Final Fantasy XV.

  • Jesus

    i like Just Blaze. simply cuz i like his beats and stuff. but honestly Dr.Dre be getting lazy. i think if Eazy-E(devil worshipper) was alive he'd be likkeee "stop being so Eazy duz it and start being Fuck the police" then he'd yell "hail Satan" and thats what would happen.hard to believe i write stories right?

  • jack johnson

    i wonder if dre will be producing any of the songs on detox

    • Anonymous

      i feel bad for those who have been waiting 10+ years for this album. Between all the excuses dr.dre has made for not putting out the album(like him not feeling relevent 6-7 years ago) and the wack beats he's put out and the fact he prob wont be producing the whole thing-this album will disappoint

    • stack that cheese

      i doubt it, hes too busy working on his rhymes, oh wait, no he isnt hes too busy selling headphones, dr pepper and over priced laptops

  • Anonymous

    mac miller should never be mentioned in the same article as dr. dre or even saigon for that matter

  • John Stachowski

    You messing with Mac Miller huh? Hmmm Be on the lookout for my first single featuring KILLAH PRIEST & TRAI KENNEDI droppin 4/20 ! www.killahpriest.com www.soundclick.com/DUS www.soundclick.com/TRAIKENNEDI Jersey all day.

  • Ddot DOuble

    Mac Miller's mom queefed, and he came rolling out.

  • Patrick

    @Anonymous True shit. I'm not sure if I want to hear a "compilation" of big time producers on Dre's album... I mean... It's a good thing to have great beats, but do Dre thinks that we really want that much to hear him rapping? The magic in Dre's music is the quality of his own beats, it's the only time I can tolerate his raps.

    • Jon

      You're right but it worked for Eminem's album and Dre could do the same. I despise INAD on a musical level but for business it's genius. How else could Dre draw in Eminem's young fanbase?

  • Anonymous

    what the fuck is it with Detox having all these damn producers?!?! Is it really a Dre album? DRE STEP YOUR PRODUCTION UP!

    • Jon

      I'm talking productions, not the songs. I agree neither were bangers, except for the instrumental on Kush which Dre mixed and Khalil produced. Hell, Kush instrumental and Crooked I's HHWR on Kush gets more play than the original for me.

    • Anonymous

      yeah just listen to kush and i need a doctor, REAL BANGERS SON NOT

    • Jon

      As long as the song credits say: "Produced by Dr. Dre & ..." and "Mixed by Dr. Dre", then it's ok. Dre is flawless when it comes to mixing/mastering.

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