Just Blaze Discusses 10 Years of Fab’s Breathe

August 29, 2014 0

1x1.trans Just Blaze Discusses 10 Years of Fabs Breathe

Commemorating the 10 year anniversary of Fabolous’ smash single “Breathe”, the song’s producer Just Blaze discussed some never before heard details about the cut.

Maybe like a week later, his manager at the time, Cheo [Green], just starts emailing me like crazy like, “Yo we need to mix this Fab record like now.” I’m like, “What are you talking about?” And he’s like, “The ‘Breathe’ record,” and I’m like, “What ‘Breathe’ record? What are you talking about?” He’s like, “You didn’t hear?” and I’m like, “No.” They come by the studio, I think it was Duro, who was one of Fab’s executive producers, comes by and plays it for me. I’m just like, “Oh, wow. But what’s with the the weird spaces?” And they’re like, “Well it’s saying ‘breathe.'” And I’m like, “No it’s not. It’s not saying anything.” I chopped up that sample to a lot of pieces and there was a part where the guy that was singing, there was a “eee” in it, so they thought that he was saying “breathe,” and I’m like, no he’s not; that’s just some guy saying “eee.”


So then I’m like, “You want this to say ‘breathe’?” And they’re like, “Yeah, it does.” And I’m like “No, it doesn’t; it’s just ‘eee,’ and nobody’s gonna know why there’s these spaces there.” So I went in the booth, that’s actually me saying the “breathe” parts. I just went in the booth and sang “breathe,” and kinda made it sound like a sample, and plugged that in.

You can read the rest of what he said about “Breathe” here.

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