Join legendary multi-platinum producer Just Blaze as he takes you into his studio and teaches you everything you need to know about producing hit hip-hop records.

In this exclusive course from Slate Digital, you’ll learn Just Blaze’s complete production process from start to finish. Follow along with the actual session files as he produces a brand-new song from start to finish, right in front of you, explaining every idea, decision, tool, and technique along the way.



Renowned for his soulful samples and instantly recognizable drums, Just Blaze has had a significant impact on hip-hop history and culture.

With countless hits for artists like Jay-Z and Eminem under his belt, Blaze brings his vast experience and unique creative approach to the Academy, offering students an exceptional opportunity to learn the intricacies of hip-hop production from a true industry icon.

What you’ll learn

    Hip Hop Production Fundamentals
    Selecting and Warping Samples
    How to Perfect the Low End
    How to Get Fat 808s & Punchy Drums
    Writing within a Loop
    Tools for Finding the Right Sounds
    Plugin Selection and Usage
    Song Structure and Arrangement
    Automation and Advanced Techniques
    Layering, Composition, Sound Selection
    Powerful Hooks and Catchy Melodies
    Controlling Swing and Feel
    Just Blaze's Experimentation Process
    Mixing, Mastering, and Polishing Tracks



Welcome to the world of music production with the legendary Just Blaze! In this exclusive online class brought to you by Slate Digital, you’ll have the unique opportunity to learn from one of hip-hop’s most prolific producers.

Whether you’re a seasoned beatmaker looking to refine your skills or a newcomer eager to dive into the world of music production, Just Blaze’s expertise and insights will guide you on your journey. With a career spanning over two decades and a discography that reads like a who’s who of hip-hop royalty, Just Blaze brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table.

In this comprehensive course, you’ll explore everything from beatmaking fundamentals to advanced production techniques, all through the lens of Just Blaze’s signature style. Learn how to craft captivating melodies, construct dynamic drum patterns, and arrange tracks for maximum impact.

But this class isn’t just about technical know-how – it’s also about cultivating your unique voice as an artist. Just Blaze will share invaluable advice on creativity, workflow optimization, and navigating the ever-evolving music industry landscape.

About Just Blaze

Just Blaze rose to prominence in the early 2000s as one of the architects of the Roc-A-Fella Records sound, alongside luminaries like Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Cam’ron. His innovative production style, characterized by soulful samples, intricate drum patterns, and grandiose orchestrations, became synonymous with the era’s most iconic hits.

Throughout his illustrious career, Just Blaze has produced timeless classics such as “Song Cry” by Jay-Z, “Touch the Sky” by Kanye West, and “Oh Boy” by Cam’ron, among countless others. His unparalleled talent behind the boards has earned him widespread acclaim and cemented his status as a legend in the hip-hop community.

Beyond his work as a producer, Just Blaze is also a respected DJ, known for his electrifying sets and encyclopedic knowledge of music. He continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation, collaborating with a diverse array of artists and remaining at the forefront of the industry.

As an educator, Just Blaze is dedicated to sharing his expertise and empowering the next generation of music producers. His passion for the craft is infectious, and his commitment to excellence serves as an inspiration to aspiring artists worldwide.

Who’s this class for?

You’re a fan of Just Blaze and are curious to see what happens behind the scenes. You’re looking for inspiration and access to a world you normally can’t see.
You want to learn exactly how Just Blaze does what he does. Watch his real, start-to-finish process, including how he navigates every decision, setback, and more.
You want to know all of Just Blaze’s insider secrets — the exact tools and techniques he uses, his hard-won lessons, and well-guarded industry secrets.

4.91 (426 REVIEWS)

John Byrne

I pulled so many tips and tricks from this class. I loved how Just Blaze shared his music writing process — this is something I’ve been looking for for years. He also took his time and explained things thoroughly.

Chris S

Being able to learn directly from an accomplished music producer, seeing him actually do the work and explaining how and why he does a particular thing – it’s like being in the same room with him, looking over his shoulders.

Eron Zehavi

I loved being able to essentially sit over the shoulder and watch the detail of a masterful creator as he goes through his creation process and talks his way through it!

Andre Winaldy

Finally I feel like I have the tools, I have the process, I have the confidence to create the music I’ve always wanted.

Nanne Adriaans

I feel like I have learned a lot from one of the real masters and I’ve definitely upgraded my skills to be a better music producer now. I’m really happy with that! 🙂

Ben Perks

Just Blaze was a huge inspiration and super fun. Some of the most fun I’ve had as a music producer!

Amaan Burch

Very good video lessons, showing exactly what to use and when. Easy to apply on your own projects.

Oscar Haidari

I have spent so much time trying to figure out midi controllers and music software. Within two days of this class I knew how everything worked.

Simon Kobel

I’ve never learned so much about music and production in such a short time.

Marvin Ma

One thing that I enjoyed a lot was following along with Just Blaze’s production steps and creating my own music.

Eddie Kiaulakis

It was great how easy and well explained Just Blaze sessions are. Very easy to follow along.

Jonathan Snowdon

I was very impressed by how thorough and detailed Just Blaze was in his process, it’s great for experts and beginners.

Christopher Condo Loja

This experience has been so eye-opening and inspirational for me.

Trey Randol

Loved being able to watch the process. This has already helped me immensely!

A better kind of online Course

Over-the-Shoulder Style Learning

In Slate Academy courses, you learn as you would if you were actually in the studio with the teacher. Watch the process from start to finish, so no part of the process is left unclear.

Take Tracks from Start to Finish

Watch your host’s entire music creation process from start to finish. Watch every idea, decision, tool, and technique used throughout their journey.

Learn Insider Secrets

Academy courses feature exclusive secrets, tips and tricks from professional producers and engineers that are impossible to find elsewhere.

Watch Across Devices

Whether you’re at home or on the go, easily access all your lessons across all of your devices, including mobile and tablets.

Unlimited Access

With the All Access Pass and Complete Access bundle, you get unlimited access to every course. Watch it once and revisit it as many times as you want afterwards—we won’t judge!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Academy (Slate Academy)?

Slate Academy is an online learning platform from Slate Digital that offers music production courses taught by experts & industry-leading professionals. The Academy offers comprehensive training and resources for aspiring and experienced music producers alike, designed to significantly elevate students’ music production skills.

What Type of Courses are These?

Slate Academy offers a diverse range of courses covering various aspects of music production, mixing, mastering, and sound engineering.

From foundational courses for beginners to advanced masterclasses led by renowned producers and engineers, there’s something for everyone looking to enhance their skills in music production.

How do Academy courses work?

Slate Academy courses are structured as online video tutorials, supplemented with downloadable resources, exercises, and assignments. The courses are hosted entirely online, so students can learn from anywhere from any device with an internet connection.

Slate Academy courses are also self-paced, so students can get started at any time and progress through the material at their own speed. No set start and end times, nor any deadlines or due dates.

What’s the refund policy?

Slate Digital offers a satisfaction guarantee, allowing students to request a refund within a specified timeframe if they are not completely satisfied with the course.

The refund policy details, including the timeframe and conditions, are available on the Slate Digital website.


Course benefits:

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Step-by-step curriculum


In-depth video lessons (10h 30m)


Complete lessons at your own pace


Available across all your devices


Unlimited access to all course resources

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