Two of the greater minds hip-hop has to offer, Just Blaze and Young Guru, sit down and interview each other for Hard Knock TV‘s latest video piece. The two masters behind the boards speak on a number of topics including Just’s transition to EDM which leads to a broader discussion on the blurring of the lines among genres and being in a comfortable place where he can make whatever kind of music he wants. The two also take a few minutes to grasp their place in hip-hop history and how a new generation of fans look to them the same way they once looked at legends like Large Professor and Q-Tip when they were young. A real interesting segment comes towards the end where Guru talks about understanding Just’s beatmaking process which leads to a discussion of creating Jay-Z‘s “Song Cry,” how “Girls, Girls, Girls” was orginally intended for Ghostface (imagine that one), and how Busta Rhymes was the first to hear the beat for “You Don’t Know” and wanted it for himself (and yeah, imagine that Busta energy on that one). Check back later in the week for part 2 of the sit-down.
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