Just Blaze has done a lot for Hip-Hop music, but expansion is the name of the game in this industry. The producer branched out to a different, yet familiar, genre of entertainment by crafting music for the highly-anticipated TMNT: Out Of The Shadows video game.
Blaze spoke on his work in a video posted on Xbox’s YouTube page. From a fan perspective working on the project was memorable. “It’s ironic to come full-circle and now be working on a project that embodies a major part of my childhood and my childhood memories,” he said. “It’s dope, every couple of years, to do a project that reminds you of what it was like to be eleven years old without a care in the world.”
Tackling an already established brand followed by legions of loyal Ninja Turtle supporters, can have wonderful or disastrous results, Blaze believes the video game accomplishes the former. “The thing I like about this was that it kind of feels like a modern take on the original Turtles game, which was definitely a classic in the ’80s. It definitely took a lot of quarters from me.”
Off all four turtles (Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael) the New Jersey native identifies most with the purple and red-mask wearing reptiles. “I can definitely relate to [Donatello’s] love of all things technology and geek-related. I get that,” he said. “But I always thought it was Raphael’s attitude. I would have to split it between those two.”
The TMNT movie is slated for a 2014 release, while TMNT: Out Of The Shadows will debut on Xbox Live Arcade and Steam on Aug. 28, and for Playstation 3 Sept. 24.
Peep the game’s trailer below.