American record producer and a singer, Just Blaze is known for producing songs in albums of well-known artists such as Jay-Z, Eminem, Kanye West, Beanie Sigel, and Young Guru. He is the founder and the CEO of the hip-hop and R&B record label Fort Knocks Entertainment which operated partnering with the Atlantic Records until 2008. Just Blaze has also appeared in the song No Love from Eminem’s 2010 album Recovery which was produced by Just Blaze himself. Scroll down to know more about the life, career, and net worth of Just Blaze in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Just Blaze was born as Justin Smith on January 8, 1978, in Paterson, New Jersey, the United States. He spent his childhood and adulthood in New Jersey and was introduced to music by his elder cousin. Just Blaze joined the Rutgers University for three years but decided to drop out of the university to pursue a career in music. Blaze is an avid video gamer, and he chose his name Just Blaze inspired from the Streets of Rage video game character Blaze Fielding.
Just Blaze is currently 40 years old, and it seems that he is still single. There could be no data found about his current or past relationship statuses which shows that he is much concerned about his private life and he wants it to remain private. So we would conclude this paragraph by saying that Just Blaze is most probably still single.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Just Blaze started his career as a DJ, and soon he became a producer at the Roc-A-Fella Records. He often collaborated with Jay-Z at Roc-A-Fella, and in 2003 when Jay-Z left the record label, Just Blaze got the idea of founding his own label. He sought the help of Island Def Jam which refused to supply him and in 2004, the Atlantic Records offered blaze a contract.
In June 2004, Blaze established his Fort Knocks Entertainment and signed many underground artists such as Saigon, Dave Young, and Jovan Dais. Saigon’s What a Life ft Tre Williams was the label’s first release which was followed by the album The Moral of the Story.
In 2008, he parted ways with Atlantic Records, and Just Blaze started to rap under the pseudonym Red 5. So far Just Blaze has produced songs for some famous artists such as Jay-Z, Eminem, and Kanye West.
Net Worth & Earnings
He has been a successful rap producer for over 14 years which has amassed him quite a very good fortune. He also owns an Ani Ramen House in New Jersey partnered with his friends which became one of the busy restaurants in New Jersey. His net worth is is $23 million.
Coming from a normal household, Just Blaze has earned a name for himself as one of the leading rap producers in the United States and has always shown interest in showcasing budding talents to the world which makes his success even more special.