Long missed are the days when Just Blaze would take fans behind the scenes via his Just Blaze TV YouTube series. But last night, during the Oscars, the famed producer did us one better by uploading an unheard beat.
Featuring lush piano keys provided by fellow producer Canei Finch, one would think that some rapper would have blessed a track with bars by now. Here’s the story detailing why it’s yet to happen, according to Just Blaze:
Jay asked me to hold this for him and Jeezy. Ross did something with it. Chris Brown wanted it badly but couldn’t find the right vocal flow for it once we got in studio. Canei wanted to pass it to Cole, but it was held up by someone else who actually cut me a check for it. Then it ended up just sitting, and I was weird about playing it for folks. Everyone who heard it thought it was amazing but couldn’t come up with a song to it lol. Understandable though. There’s a LOT going on. S/o to Canei on the godly piano riffs that are different each time throughout the entire track. Man..
While the anecdote was great, my personal takeaway is that struggle rappers need not attempt to rhyme on this beat.
Stream it below.