Highlighting and Remembering Nujabes [R.I.P]
Highlighting and Remembering Nujabes
I decided to write this article because I feel as if Nujabes is criminally underrated.
For those who that don’t know, Nujabes was a Japanese hip hop producer and DJ that lived from February 7, 1974 – February 26, 2010. On that dreadful day, [Feb.26] Nujabes [Jun Seba] was involved in a car accident while exiting the Shuto Expressway at night. He died at a hospital in Shibuya Ward at the age of 36.
That’s enough about his death, lets talk about his life and more importantly, his music. I was first introduced to the serene and jazzy sounds of Nujabes [along with Fat Jon] years ago from watching an anime called Samurai Champloo. I became a huge fan of the show, but an even larger fan of the music and felt a need to find out who were the geniuses behind it. I wanted to know who were behind such tracks as “Battlecry” [the shows intro], “Aruarian Dance”, “The Space Between Two Worlds” and MINMI – “Shiki No Uta” [the shows outro]. These tracks are just the tip of the iceberg highlighting the jazzy and boom-bap sound of Nujabes. After that, I was hooked and ordered my first album featuring Nujabes. Rest In Peace.