Simply Blaze has enthralled rap followers by unearthing a treasure trove of unreleased music, together with never-before-heard materials from JAY-Z, Ghostface Killah, Madlib and extra.
The previous Roc-A-Fella hitmaker shared a collection of images on Instagram on Tuesday (January 17) exhibiting a number of CDs he had dug up from his huge storage vault whereas having a clean-out.
The gathering included unreleased tracks from The Neptunes titled “Christies” and “Operator,” a Timbaland and Static Main Professional Instruments session from 2002 that includes “three variations of hooks,” ninth Surprise beats and a Simply Blaze and Ghostface Killah disc from 2006 labeled “Lacking Audio Information.”
JAY-Z historians had been in for a deal with as Simply’s haul additionally boasted a Hov and M.O.P. CD from 2002 dubbed “Laze Copy” and a JAY-Z and Simply Blaze collaboration referred to as “Whats up Younger Girl,” which was recorded at New York Metropolis’s Baseline Studios — Roc-A-Fella’s former residence base — in April 2001.
Maybe essentially the most tantalizing of the batch, nevertheless, is a CD from 2007 that includes the names of JAY-Z, Madlib, Sleepy Brown, Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek and Trey Songz, which Simply Blaze known as a “doozy.”
“Again at storage cleansing out. Discovered some heavy periods immediately,” the producer wrote in his Instagram caption. “Final slide is a doozy. RIP @staticmajor_ and our brother Kamel. Cc @shwoodley1 @youngguru763.”
Blaze’s journey down reminiscence lane was met with loads of pleasure from his Instagram followers, which included a couple of well-known faces.
“Think about how a lot unimaginable music has simply by no means been heard…like beats and songs which can be sitting someplace,” Drake wrote within the feedback part. “it’s just like the ocean we simply don’t know what’s there.”
Younger Guru, JAY-Z’s longtime engineer and one other key participant in Roc-A-Fella’s historical past, added: “@justblaze recollections!!!!!” whereas Rapsody, Miguel, Sleepy Brown, DJ Scratch and DJ Khalil had been additionally left buzzing.
Though the music has but to be heard by the general public, Simply Blaze has spoken about a few of it previously. In a 2013 interview with Sway In The Morning, he revealed “Whats up Younger Girl” is a sequel to JAY-Z’s The Blueprint ballad “Track Cry” and virtually appeared on each 2003’s The Black Album and 2013’s Magna Carta Holy Grail.
“Me and Jay did a music, I feel it was from The Black Album, perhaps. It was referred to as ‘Whats up Younger Girl’ and it was form of like a ‘Track Cry’ half two,” he stated. “And the explanation we didn’t put it out was as a result of topic matter-wise, it was so near [‘Song Cry’].
“Principally, it was like how ‘Track Cry’ was three verses, these had been the following three verses of that very same music. Nevertheless it was so shut it was identical to, ‘Ah, we already did this. We don’t actually need to do it once more.’”
He added: “We did revisit that concept proper when he first began determining what he needed to do with Magna Carta and he got here to see me. We really did deliver that report up. And it was a contender for a day or two…Someday I’mma get him to place it out.”
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As for JAY-Z and Madlib, the pair have but to formally collaborate, however they had been shut. In response to Faux Shore Drive‘s Andrew Barber, the Beat Konducta virtually had manufacturing on The Black Album — “he simply didn’t get the beats to Simply Blaze in time.”
Barber additionally famous that “one of many beats Madlib despatched ended up on the S. Carter The Re-Combine mixtape that’s why a Madlib remix of ‘Risk’ exists.”
Hov confirmed his appreciation for Madlib in 2021 by together with the producer’s Sound Ancestors lower “Two for two – For Dilla” on his “Block Vibes” TIDAL playlist, which commemorated the streaming platform’s mother or father firm, Sq., Inc., altering their title to Block, Inc.