Beyoncé’s Lemonade album is most certainly still on rotation in many playlists along with talking points still taking place online in regards to whether or not Jay Z was unfaithful and who is Becky with the good hair. Much like her previous album, Bey surprised fans with the release following her hour-long HBO film that accompanied the project. Just Blaze, who worked on the album, spoke with Spin about the extent of his contributions, and in the process, revealed that he has at least two albums worth of unreleased Jay Z music.
“A lot of people, when they work with Beyoncé or artists of that stature in general, there’s usually a number of [Non-Disclosure Agreements] involved and you go through a process,” Just Blaze said. “With me, there wasn’t much of any of that because I’ve known her for years and I’ve worked with Jay for almost 14, 15 years. Obviously, it’s never going to be an issue of security with me. I mean, I have at least two albums worth of Jay Z material sitting in my vault. So it’s not that they ever have to worry about me leaking records or releasing information. I give people sneak peeks when it’s appropriate or when the artists want to do it.”
Just Blaze went on to say that he tends to stray away from releasing teasers because it often builds anticipation among fans for music that may never see the light of day.
“In general, I don’t share too much, because you can get excited about something, share some information that your artist might not want you to share just yet, or you end up sharing something that ends up not happening,” the producer said. “How many times have you seen pictures of artists in the studios working or collaborating with other artists or producers, and two years later, there’s still no song?”