Exclusive: Just Blaze Reacts To Saigon Ranking Him Over Kanye West

Monday, Nov 15, 2010 4:15PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Days after rapper Saigon said he preferred Just Blaze's beats over Kanye West, SOHH reached out to the "Exhibit C" hitmaker for his response.

Accepting the co-sign, Blaze said it was an honor just to be considered anyone's favorite producer.

"I don't really have too much of a comment on that," Blaze modestly told SOHH about Sai's co-sign. "I appreciate it and like I said online the other night, I'm not really into the ratings and comparisons. We all make good music and if I'm anybody's favorite, I'm just honored to be their favorite. Beyond that, we've all got different things and we all do them well, so, I'm just happy and honored to be considered among other great names of those who I consider to be great." (SOHH)

Last week, Sai rated Blaze over Yeezy and said Timbaland was a close contender.

"I'm not even being biased--100 percent honest--I would have to say Just Blaze is a better producer than Kanye West. Just is more versatile. Kanye West shines when he does those soulful-type music--"You Don't Know My Name," "All Falls Down." But I think Just Blaze masters that. He can do that, then he can do a song like "PSA," "Can't Let You Go" by Fabolous, and it sounds totally different. He's doing real pop-eclectic stuff [now] and it sounds incredible. They're both super-great, but the only producer I'd compare to Just is Timbaland. That's the only producer with that versatility." (VIBE)

Despite Sai's proclamation, Blaze was not included in Billboard's "Top Producers of the Decade" list last December.

Hot 100 Producers: 1. The Neptunes 2. Timbaland 3. Kanye West 4. Scott Storch 5. Will.i.am 6. Jonathan "Lil Jon" Smith 7.Stargate 8. Bryant-Michael Cox 9. Jermaine Dupri 10. Dr. Luke (Billboard Biz)

Over the summer, West named Swizz Beatz as hip-hop's best producer.

"Listening to "Fancy" ... This is a big statement but Swizz Beats may be the best rap producer of all time... f*ck that... he is," he tweeted Friday (August 13) evening.
"He's original... He's modern... he lives this sh*t for real... he is rap... Yall gone see though... This Swizz year... Yall gone see." (Kanye West's Twitter)

Check out a recent Saigon interview below:

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