On the heels of that last piece ?…., which one you ask, well 001-003 of course!! In all fairness it’s very difficult to follow up such fire, unless you’re following up with a Blaze… Just Blaze to be exact!!

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That’s right, Just came through, and yes this was after the Swizzy battle…. but we knew Just had some skills to show, and Boy, he showed out!!! JB took the route of knowledge, he showed us his in-depth knowledge of break beats, how the art form started, then he gets into his ?, started edward scissor hands that ?!!!!! Pure skills ?…. If you thought Just Blaze was a guy that didn’t know how/what to do, thought maybe he was a push button guy like certain DJ’s(?)…… you would be exactly WRONG, He knows that art!!

Ok… I don’t even know all the break beats he played but I do know they were the most Important break beats of the era, the beats that moved Hip Hop forward toward where it is right now. I love my Job, being able to witness history as it happens!!!

Here’s Some Facts you need to know about Just Blaze;

Where are you from

Paterson NJ

– Where did you get your DJ name

I was DJ Just. Later on when I started making records, Huddy 6, Supa Sam and some of my other people from uptown came up with the name as sort of a joke because I didn’t have a producer name. They were calling me “Just Hot” which was terrible. When I did those records with Mase, I didn’t have a name so they put Just Blaze on the record. I was gonna change it but the album went Gold. After that, I Figured I may as well keep it. 

– Who was/is your inspiration as a DJ 

Jazzy Jeff, Kid Capri, Johnny Juice Rosado, Pete Rock, Clark, Red Alert, Cash Money, DJ Scratch, Jam Master Jay, Marley, A-trak, Primo, way too many to list completely. 

– First exposed to the craft when _____  

The craft of DJing has been a part of my life as long as I can remember. But Jazzy Jeff “live at union square” was what made me decide that I would be a DJ for the rest of my life. 

– When did you start as a DJ 

Probably late 1987 or early 1988

– First record you bought and in what format? 

Run DMC’s first album. Saved up allowance money. Bought it on vinyl. I never bought cassettes. I maybe owned 4 in my childhood. 

– Last time you carried a crates (if you ever did)

5-6 months before CDJ’s officially dropped. (I had prototypes) 

– Who have you carried crates for


– Biggest misconception about being a DJ is ______

That it’s easy

– Favorite fallback song

Public Service Announcement 

– You can DJ for anyones party dead or alive, that person is ______

James Brown 

– First time you bombed 

My first Festival in the UK. I forget the name. I didn’t play a bad set, i just played the wrong set. I was totally unprepared. I came back with a vengeance and killed the following year though. 

– First time you rocked

My 7th grade school dance 

– Toughest crowd to impress (doesn’t have to be a city, could be situation or event type)

A room full of other DJ’s and producers I admire and respect.