Here's the backstory behind Just Blaze's latest round of releases. At the start of Run The Jewels' Meow the Jewels fundraising, the legendary producer promised he would release a compilation package featuring all his drum-beats from 2001-2005 if RTJ received the required funds. Well, you probably already know how that went down. Now, Just Blaze is making good on his promise by sharing a massive retrospective of his 2001-2005 catalog. From Cam'ron to Kanye to Jay Z, there's all sorts of gems included on Just Blaze's new drop. You can download the entire effort here, while Just Blaze's official statement on it can be read below. Just remember this: struggle rappers need not apply.
"Thanks to all who contributed to making Meow The Jewels a success. For the uninitiated, I promised to contribute a remix to the project if it was funded, and as an added bonus a good amount of the signature drums I used on many records in the early half of the 2000’s. Please note these are the raw, relatively unprocessed files straight out of my MPC (hence the delay in tracking them down and getting them to you guys). That said, in most cases, you’re not going to instantly press a pad and be like ‘OMG, IT’S THE SUCH AND SUCH SNARE!’ (though that will happen in a few cases). I used a lot of layering, compression, and EQ / Mix techniques to get these things to sound like the drums many of you knew and loved. Enjoy this starting point, and happy drumming! P.S. This is just the beginning. Stay tuned to Splice.com for much more!!"