Justin Smith better known as Just Blaze is no one but a machine for producing hit music tracks. This American hip-hop record producer is believed to have a philosopher stone as almost each track that he produced smashes all the record. He is a rapper, singer and song producer. Currently, Just Blaze is CEO of Fort Knocks Entertainment. Though he has produced songs of almost every genre, but he has mastered in hip-hop genre. He is man behind record-breaking songs of Jay Z.
How much this maestro of hip hop owns? As of date, he own a whooping sum of $22 millions, all credits goes to his passion for music.
Let’s find out more about this pioneer of music industry.
This man with a golden touch was born as Justin Smith on January 8, 1978 in Paterson, New Jersey. Since his young days, he has a keen interest in music. One of his older cousins fueled this passion by introducing EPMD record to him. As he grew up, his passion for music also grew by leap and bounds .He went to Rutgers University for his graduation, but the inner calling was so strong that he dropped in half-way and went to pursue his musical career. While the world is mad over his beats, he is a die-hard video-gamer.
While Google is flooded with information about his hit tracks, record-breaking and other news, not much of information is available about his personal life. It seems he likes to keep a low profile and entirely dedicated to music.
Just Smith entered in the world of music in the late 1990s. His remarkable sense of music grabbed him a place in the production team for various strict including Jay-Z, Snoop Dog, Usher, Kanye, Shawanna, Fat Joe and many more. His major work includes Blueprint, Blueprint 2 along with the Black album, jointly with the 2010 Eminem’s ‘Recovery’ album. His song The Dynasty: Roc La Familia for Jay Z was a huge hit. By 2002, his popularity was increased by manifolds and he became household name. Another production Cam’ron’s summer rush “Oh Boy” was again a wonderful piece of work.
In 2004, when Jay-Z declared about his voluntary retirement from this world of entertainment, just blaze decided to come up with his own production banner. At first, he proposed his idea to Roc-A-Fella, but they were not in a position to shape up the idea as they were dealing with Dame Dash split at that point of time.
Def Jam Recordings also didn’t lend a hand to materialise his idea. But it was their loss only as they were actually denying a music maestro. Finally, Atlantic Records was the one who realised his true potential and grant him to own 50% stake of the label. And then, Fort Knocks Entertainment came into existence. Today, the label is producing hit songs with each passing day.
He may not receive many awards his own, but he is the reason behind the trophy that many artists including Jay- Z , Eminem, Kanye West and many more. He was nominated for Black Reel Award in 2004 for 2 Fast 2 Furious song in Best Song Category.
Just Blaze’s Net Worth and Income profile
As of 2017, Just Blaze, along with love of his fans, is a proud owner of $22 million US dollars. His music production job is the chief source of income. Apart from this, he makes money from few endorsements as well.
Just Blaze has proved to the world that those who follow their heart and passion never fail. He is a man of many talents and one golden heart.