Back when Run the Jewels launched their Kickstarter for Meow the Jewels, Just Blaze promised to collaborate on the project and also give away an exclusive pack of drum samples. Now that Meow the Jewels has been a success, Just Blaze has kept his promise by sharing a collection of drum samples from a nostalgic time for all fans of hip-hop.
From 2001 to 2005 Just Blaze produced tracks such as Cam'ron's "Oh Boy," Jay-Z's "Girls, Girls, Girls" and Joe Budden's "Pump It Up," among numerous others. For any producer trying to get that perfect kick, this download is a must. Read a statement from the producer below.
Thanks to all who contributed to making Meow The Jewels a success. For the uninitiated, I promised to contribute a remix to the project if it was funded, and as an added bonus a good amount of the signature drums I used on many records in the early half of the 2000’s. Please note these are the raw, relatively unprocessed files straight out of my MPC (hence the delay in tracking them down and getting them to you guys). That said, in most cases, you’re not going to instantly press a pad and be like ‘OMG, IT’S THE SUCH AND SUCH SNARE!’ (though that will happen in a few cases). I used a lot of layering, compression, and EQ / Mix techniques to get these things to sound like the drums many of you knew and loved. Enjoy this starting point, and happy drumming! P.S. This is just the beginning. Stay tuned to Splice.com for much more!!