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In the second part of my interview with Just Blaze & Alchemist, I ask the duo on who passed on their beats.
Just Blaze said Memphis Bleek passed on “Oh Boy”. Beanie Sigel, Freeway & Jay-Z passed on Joe Budden’s ”Pump It Up”. Those I already knew but what I didn’t know was “Girls, Girls, Girls” was originally for Ghostface. How dope would that have been!
Flipside was originally Oschino and Freeway.
Alchemist tells me that Rico Suave passed on “Feel The Vibrations” and he really didn’t understand why (not Alchemist’s reference to Flavor In Your Ear).
At this point Just Blaze & Alchemist school me on “uniblab”. We all know the Craig Mack lyric (“Just…like…uniblab”) but I never knew what uni-blab was. But its from the Jettsons.
I ask the duo the first time they heard one of their beats being played on the radio. Alchemist remembers hearing his joint on Stretch & Bobbito’s show, while Just remembers Mase’s “Harlem World” (and people getting shot out of cannons) as the first beat being used in a video.
And finally I ask Just to break down the difference between Jay-Z & Eminem in the studio.
It’s interesting what Just says about the industry being 40% about talent and 60% people skills.

Via Hip Hop Chronicle.

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