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Watch Just Blaze & Young Guru Reminisce On Roc-A-Fella, Jay & Dame, Constructing “Song Cry,” The Influx Of EDM & More

By Raj / 06.05.13

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If there are two non-rapping but infinitely important people to Hip-Hop, they’re Just Blaze and Young Guru. It’s probably not a coincidence that they both trace their roots back to Roc-A-Fella and there’s no shortage to the amount of wisdom they can share to the up-and-coming generations of the genre. Between Guru’s college lectures and Just Blaze’s interviews, they’ve recently been speaking out a lot and, in their latest foray for the cameras, they interview each other.

One of the more interesting things discussed is the impact of EDM into Hip-Hop. Just Blaze tells Guru that he’s been making electronic beats for years and years now, but that there wasn’t an interest in that sound until the last couple years. Like so many innovators before him, it just takes time for the rest of the world to catch up.

It’s an interesting 12 minutes that’ll be sure to perk the ears of any Rap aficionado. Other topics that are talked about include the making of Jay-Z’s “Cry,” and some near history changing sequences like how Hov’s “Girls, Girls, Girls” almost ended up in Ghostface’s hands and how Busta Rhymes tried to hijack “U Don’t Know” for himself.


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