Just Blaze says goodbye to Baseline Studios

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On Thursday, January 28th, the legendary Baseline Studios closed its doors for the last time. Before it officially shut down, a tour was given by Just Blaze, the man behind the boards since 2003, when Jay-z and Juan Perez handed it over to him. Check out more pics and info here…


Just Blaze spent 11 years behind the mixing board at Baseline helping put together hits for some of the top artists in the industry. Of course many albums from the Roc-a-fella camp where produced at the recording studio but tracks for Usher’s Confessions, The Game’s The Documentary, and Missy Elliott’s Miss E…So Addictive were also recorded at the studio, among many others.

About Just Blaze: Justin Gregory Smith, also known as Just Blaze, is an American hip hop record producer. He is currently 44 years old and was born in 1978, in Paterson, New Jersey.

Here is a list of some of his albums:

  1. Trust Issues & Broken Promises
  2. Beautiful Soul – Engulfed in Meditation
  3. Predict Your Happy Days With Meditation


Baseline Studio’s controls
Baseline Studio’s Microphone


The Billboard certified number one single for June 15, 2002-June 22, 2002 “Oh Boy” was recorded at Baseline recorded by Cam’ron and Juelz Santana.

Just Blaze

The Baseline studio was located at 127 W. 26th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues.

images by Christian Ortiz

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