Just Blaze recently spoke about what it was like to work on TMNT: Out Of The Shadows. This game reminded him of his childhood, according to Blaze. 

“It’s ironic to come full-circle and now be working on a project that embodies a major part of my childhood and my childhood memories,” Just Blaze said in an interview posted on Xbox’s YouTube page. “It’s dope, every couple of years, to do a project that reminds you of what it was like to be eleven years old without a care in the world.”

Blaze worked on the music for the game, which he says is a throwback to games he played as a youth. 

“The thing I like about this was that it kind of feels like a modern take on the original Turtles game, which was definitely a classic in the ’80s,” he said. “It definitely took a lot of quarters from me.”

Blaze can relate to Donatello and Rafael, he said.

“I can definitely relate to [Donatello’s] love of all things technology and geek-related. I get that. But I always thought it was Raphael’s attitude. I would have to split it between those two.” 

The interview can be seen below, courtesy of Xbox. 

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise has utilized Hip Hop in previous releases. One of the most notable releases was 1991’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II The Secret of the Ooze: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The soundtrack included Vanilla Ice’s “Ninja Rap.” The Vanilla Ice video can be seen below.

Just Blaze has been involved with other video games as well. He contributed music to Def Jam Rapstar, NBA BallersNBA Live and more. 

TMNT: Out of the Shadows will be available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PCs in late August. 

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