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[New Audio] Just Blaze – “Moleskin Conclusion” & “Miracle”

Posted By The Certified Genius The man, the myth and the legend himself, Just Blaze, has released two incredible unreleased instrumental tracks that take us right back to the glory days of the Roc in an evolved fashion. Full… read more

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[New Video] Just Blaze & Salaam Remi Speak With Andrew Barber & GRAMMY Pro About The Music Business

Posted By The Certified Genius Blogger Andrew Barber of Fake Shore Driverecently spoke with super producers Just Blaze and Salaam Remi about all things music related for an interview that is available exclusively for GRAMMY Pro members. From studio stories about working with Jay Z, Eminem, Nas, Amy Winehouse, the current… read more

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[New Mixtape] Friends For A_Dog Volume 1 Ft. Nastee, Mike Device, Just Blaze & Statik Selektah

Posted By The Certified Genius As a tribute to the late, great Burlington, VT DJ A_Dog, various friends, family and peers of the talented DJ have released a mixtape titled Friends For A_Dog: Volume 1. Mainly produced by Nastee and Mike… read more

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[New Event] !llmind Presents #BoomTrap Live Ft. Just Blaze, Jahlil Beats, I.V., M31RK & DJ Run P In NY On 5/13

Posted By The Certified Genius To celebrate the creation of !llmind’s boomtrap genre (boom-bap meets trap) and his upcoming #BoomTrap Volume 2 instrumental EP, he has organized an official BoomTrap Live party featuring sets from !ll himself alongside Just Blaze, Jahlil Beats, I.V., M31RK and DJ Run… read more

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[New Video] Just Blaze Speaks On Rick James’ Influence For Opiyo Okeyo’s ‘Legends & Pioneers’ Episode 1

Posted By The Certified Genius For the first episode of Opiyo Okeyo’s Legends & Pioneers, he spoke with Just Blaze about his opinion on the influence that Rick James had on music culture. Having been influenced by Rick himself, Just speaks on… read more

[iStandard Alumni] Portland Powerhouse Trox

Interview by Lunden Ings & Premise — Peace Trox. It’s nice to finally meet you. Being from Portland, I’ve heard a lot great things about you. Thanks for your time. How did you get started in the… read more

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[New Audio] DJ Poun – “Backstabbers” (Produced by Just Blaze)

Posted By The Certified Genius As a part of Throwback Thursday, Just Blaze has unveiled a song he produced at the tender age at 15. Titled “Backstabbers”, Just produced the song for his then 13 year old cousin… read more

[New Audio] Slaughterhouse – “Party” (Produced by Cardiak & Just Blaze)

Posted By The Certified Genius After announcing their upcoming Glass House Tour yesterday, Slaughterhouse also released the debut single, “Party”, from their upcoming album. With production credits being shared by iStandard alumni Cardiak and legendary producer Just Blaze, “Party” is sure to make any and… read more

iStandard Track-By-Track Review: Bun B – Trill OG: The Epilogue

If you are reading your first Track by Track, here on, then there are a few things you must know: #1 The writers here at focus mostly on the beats … obviously – hence the name… read more

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[Winners’ Circle] CG Kills It in OHIO

Interview by Premise — What’s up CG, where are you from and what do you do? Hello what’s goin on Premise? I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. Since I’m an overall ‘creative’, I… read more

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[New Video] Just Blaze Speaks On The Making of Jay Z’s Opening ‘Black Album’ “Interlude”

Posted By The Certified Genius With yesterday marking the ten year anniversary of Jay Z’s first retirement album, The Black Album, Just Blaze opened up about how he created the album’s opening “Interlude”. Just lets us in on everything from… read more

[iStandard Alumni] Mike Ewing Gives His Insight and Background

Interview by Rami Bensasi — Thanks for taking the time to give us some insights about you, your brand, your place in the industry today and your relationship with iStandard. Let’s start at the beginning…. read more