While Blaze remained relatively quiet regarding Hov’s project, he did open up about the other album that has been highly anticipated – “Detox.” It has been long rumored that “Detox” may never come out. However, recent song leaks and reference tracks began to show signs that the album may indeed come to fruition in the near future.
Just Blaze knows why there is a hold up, and attributes the long wait to the exact thing he mentioned previously regarding “Blueprint 3” – simply not being ready.
“It’s the same thing with Dr. Dre. Dre told me himself as I worked with him on “Detox” that he didn’t feel like making the album until last November,” he said after explaining Jay-Z’s situation.
“Before that, it was just something he threw out there once because he felt like it,” he continued. “And all of a sudden he realized he created something where the fans were asking for it and now he has to do it.”
Being a perfectionist himself, Just Blaze completely understands the situation that both Jay-Z and Dr. Dre are in. He’s actually been in a similar position himself.
“What happens when you are not in that mindset [of making an album]? I don’t make a banger every time I sit at the MPC,” he reveals. “You can have an off month. Luckily, when you are in a position where you don’t have a financial obligation, you do it when you feel like it. Once you feel like it, it will start falling together.”
So what exactly do we know about “Detox” and “Blueprint 3”? Not much more than that both albums are in progress, but the details remain locked in a safe.
“I know that in my talks with Dr. Dre, he felt that he finally hit his stride last November and that’s when he really started to work hard,” he continued. “More people have been coming out and speaking on “Detox,” but nobody has said much about Jay’s album so I’m not going to be the first. But we have had conversations about it in terms of direction and what he wants to do. What comes out of it? We’ll have to wait and see. I may not even be on there.”