Justin Smith, better known as Just Blaze, is an American music producer. Just Blaze has produced tracks for The Beastie Boys, Jay-Z, Usher, Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Memphis Bleek, Beanie Sigel, The Game, DMX, T.I., Fat Joe, Rhymefest, Ghostface Killah, MED, Fabolous and Joe Budden. He also recorded several tracks for the popular video games Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 and NBA STREET VOL. 2 and is a playable character in the game as well. A large part of Just Blaze’s technique consists of altering the speed of samples, as well as adding in his own drum beat. In this way, he draws some of his influence from Wu-Tang Clan producer RZA, who has utilized sped-up soul samples in several of the group’s beats. Just Blaze has used this technique with songs like “December 4th” from Jay-Z’s The Black Album and “Touch the Sky” from Kanye West’s Late Registration. Just Blaze and Baauer's collaborative EDM inspired Trap track "Higher", which features Jay Z, exposed his caraft to a whole new audience in 2013, and has been on a meteoric rise ever since. He’s been appearing and performing at the largest nightclubs and music festivals across the globe, and there’s no end in sight!