A gift from Meow the Jewels.
As part of Run the Jewels’ Meow the Jewels Kickstarter, Just Blaze promised to share the drum kit samples that he used in the early 2000s, a period of time that saw him produce Cam’ron’s ‘Oh Boy’, Jay-Z’s ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’, Joe Budden’s ‘Pump It Up’, and many more.
“Thanks to all who contributed to making Meow The Jewels a success,” Just Blaze writes. “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!!”