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Watch Swizz Beatz and Just Blaze Compete in an Epic Two-Hour Beat Battle

The two-hour battle also includes an unreleased track featuring Jay Z and Nas.
Britt Julious
2.27.17
Features

Just Blaze Wants to Share His Building Blocks With a New Generation of Artists

After making hits for Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West, and more, the groundbreaking producer turns his sights to mentorship.
Max Mertens
10.12.16
Interviews

Gene Brown Is the Guy Who Finds the Rare Samples for All Your Favorite Hip-Hop Songs

Questlove, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, Just Blaze, and DJ Premier are just some of the legendary names who have turned to Gene Brown for sampling fodder.
Reed Jackson
3.1.16
Toronto

Keys N Krates Are Throwing a Birthday Party Festival in Toronto That Trumps Yours

Now is the time to stop lying about hating birthdays. This is not a birthday to miss.
THUMP Canada Staff
7.2.15
Interviews

Just Blaze Geeks Out on How He Made His Biggest Hits

The legendary hip hop producer Justin Smith tells us about his philosophy of production, working with Jay Z, competition with Kanye, and how he got Kendrick and Dre together.
Adam Bychawski
10.3.14
Words

The Untold Story of How PS1's Warm Up Became New York's Greatest Summer Party

How a courtyard rave in an art museum became one of New York's most pivotal parties.
VICE Thump
9.5.14
Words

Movement Reveals Official Stage Lineups

Each of the Detroit festival's five stages have announced their headliners, which include Boys Noize, Claude Von Stroke, Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, and more.
Elissa Stolman
5.7.14
Noisey Blog

Pet Peeves With Just Blaze

We asked Just Blaze about the best ways to ensure that he's annoyed. As a bonus, he gave us the origin story of his friendship with Jay Electronica
Slava Pastuk
2.3.14
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Just Blaze & Baauer "Higher" Feat. JAY Z (Official Short Film)

One of hip-hop's biggest producers and the "Harlem Shake" mastermind come together with Nabil for an Indian martial arts epic.
THUMP Staff
12.28.13
Photos

Pics or It Didn't Happen: Just Blaze & Baauer's "Higher" Release Party

Blaze celebrates his new record by caking Baauer, Young Guru and Nick Hook get jiggy.
SHOOT PEOPLE
8.16.13
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Preview The New Baauer & Just Blaze Video

The video for Just Blaze & Baauer "Higher" featuring Jay-Z is intense. Don't believe us? Watch this trailer.
THUMP Staff
8.8.13
Sittin' Sidewayz... With Skinny Friedman

I Saw Baauer and Just Blaze DJ Together and the World Didn't Explode

Wait, has Just Blaze been secretly building drops into his songs all along? (Yes. The answer is yes.)
Skinny Friedman
2.26.13