Producer unveils the news in Bloomberg series
Grammy nominated hip hop producer Just Blaze has confirmed that there is a version of the classic Jay-Z song “Girls, Girls, Girls” with Michael Jackson on vocals. The producer unveiled the news on the Bloomberg Originals series, Idea Generation, with host Noah Callahan-Bever.
“So Michael Jackson is on the ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ remix. The A version. And I never knew that. I don’t know if I didn’t go to the studio that day. I thought it was an urban legend or something that Jay said like in jest one day or just was some kind of a myth,” Just Blaze shares. “So one day I was looking for something on the server and I find this straight folder that says MJ vocals. And I’m like MJ- don’t that mean Michael Jackson- oh whatever. And I’m thinking it’s probably stuff from- remember Jay had or remember they had the ‘Rock My World’- so I’m thinking it’s like takes from that session. And I’m like I don’t think they recorded this at Baseline but let me take a listen and see what it is. And I realize as I’m listening to it it’s him singing on ‘Girls, Girls, Girls.’ And I’m like… it’s true. Like I never- the last 20 years- I just found it during quarantine. So all these years I’ve never known it was actually a real thing. And turns out the files had been sitting downstairs this entire time.”
In the episode, he also reveals that he was DJing at such a young age he had to be snuck inside of nightclubs and that he actually didn’t like the name Just Blaze but just ended up running with it.
“I started DJing actual parties by the time I was like 11,” he adds. “By high school I’m doing full on nightclubs, like wild underage, having to be snuck in and out of the DJ booth. Mom’s sitting outside with the car at 2 AM on a school night.”
The episode is now streaming on YouTube and will air on Bloomberg TV starting today (Mon, Mar 13th) at 8 pm ET. It will also stream on the Bloomberg app on Connected TV Devices such as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, also available via Samsung TV Plus, LG Channels, Tubi, VIZIO WatchFree+, and Bloomberg.com.