|Birth name Justin Smith|
Genres Hip hop music
Role Record producer
|Name Just Blaze|
Years active 1997–present
|Born January 8, 1978 (age 38)
Paterson, New Jersey, U.S. (1978-01-08) |
Occupation(s) Record producer, disc jockey
Instruments Drums, Keyboard, Turntable, Sampler, Drum machine
Record labels Roc-A-Fella Records, Shady Records, Roc Nation, Atlantic Records, Fort Knocks Entertainment
Nominations Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best R&B Song
Associated acts Jay Z, Young Guru, T.I., Jay Electronica
Similar People Jay Z, Baauer, Kanye West, Eminem, Dr Dre
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Justin Smith (born January 8, 1978), better known as Just Blaze, is an American hip hop record producer from Paterson, New Jersey who attended Rutgers University for three years before dropping out to pursue his musical career. Blaze is also the CEO of Fort Knocks Entertainment. He is best known for producing Jay Z songs on the albums The Blueprint, The Blueprint 2, and The Black Album. His production can also be found on Eminem's 2010 album Recovery. Blaze appears in the video for the third single from Recovery entitled "No Love", which he also produced.
He got his stage name from the character Blaze Fielding from the Streets of Rage video game series.
Just Blaze is an avid video game fan. He has written sound-tracks for video games and has even been a character in one. His favorite console is the Sega Genesis.