Former Roc-A-Fella Records producer Just Blaze is separating himself from current reports and rumors which claim he may have stolen the beat for New York rapper Fabolous‘ “So NY” banger.
Tuesday (September 18) afternoon, Just B hit up Twitter to deny the claim.
“I can’t give drama much time, But no beats were harmed or stolen in the making of So New York. Now off to this family vacation. #palmtrees,” he tweeted September 18th. (Just Blaze’s Twitter)
The renowned hip-hop music producer also issued a formal statement yesterday.
“So NY is a great record, but musically it’s in the same vein of many rock oriented records I’ve done. See PSA, Breathe, U don’t know, Safe 2 Say, C’mon Baby, The Invitation, The Scientist, Session One, the Fab and Game record that leaked a few years ago, an unreleased Blueprint 3 record that I wish I could play you guys lol.. I can go on.. Truth is, the reason they initially called me about the record is because they thought I did original beat in the first place because of that exact reason. It contained elements that many people identify with me. Not that I’m the only one to have ever done that sound, but many in the culture do identify it with me and its become one of my signatures over the years. [sic]” (HHW)
He also denied the record being a diss directed at Young Money’s Lil Wayne.
“As for the drum pattern, see The Bridge is Over, I’m a hustler, Microphone Fiend’s ending breakdown, MOP’s Put it in the Air, the classic breakbeat “Action”.. Which birthed Sucker MC’s. I can also go on there too if I actually thought about it a bit more While the record isn’t a dis to Wayne in any way, I understand Kenoe’s reasoning as to why he declined for his track to be used due to their relationship and the fact that people do speculate on the sidelines. It’s unfortunate that he feels this way, but I do wish him continued success in the future regardless. All love. [sic]” (HHW)
Prior to Blaze’s remarks, producer Kenoe questioned his integrity and accused him of jacking a portion of his beat.
Kenoe explains what happened next: “I check back with [Fab’s people] and he told me they decided to not use the beat. Then I get a call today from my people and they like ‘Fab drop[ped] this record,’ and they sent it to me and when I heard [it] I hear[d] the same elements and exact same drum pattern. I’m like, d*mn. Just Blaze [is] supposed to be a big-time producer but he is not creative enough to make a whole new beat on his own?” (Complex)
Check out “So NY” below: