You need flash!
no cover -  

Nujabes

Hip-Hop japanese Jazz Hop chillout trip-hop

Jun Seba (瀬葉淳) (February 7, 1974 - February 26, 2010) was a Japanese music producer who recorded under the name Nujabes (new-jah-behz; which is simply his real name spelled backwards). His music is known for a strong influence, frequently using samples from artists like Miles Davis and Yusef Lateef.

He was also an owner of "tribe", a record store in Shibuya, Tokyo, and led record label Hyde-Out Productions. He released two albums in Japan, Metaphorical Music in 2003 and Modal Soul in 2005. He was also a member of the production duo Urbanforest, an collaboration with Nao Tokui (appearing on the Lady Brown 12").

In addition to Japanese artists like Shing02 and Minmi, he has collaborated with underground American hip-hop acts Cyne, Apani B-Fly, Five Deez, Substantial, Fat Jon and British rapper Funky DL.

He has also contributed music to the soundtrack of Samurai Champloo, an anime which blends a setting in feudal Japan with modern anachronisms, especially music.

On March 17, 2010, it was announced on the Hyde-Out Productions website that Jun passed away on February 26, 2010 at the age of 36 after being involved in a serious car accident on the Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway. He was promptly transported to the hospital, where attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. An English announcement was made on March 18 by friend and collaborator Shing02 on the Empire22 website:

Today, I have very somber news for the international hip hop community, especially fans of the independent hip hop scene, and those who have followed my career.

It has been announced that Jun Seba, aka Nujabes, Japanese hip hop producer extraordinaire, passed away late February. Official statement from the label (in Japanese) here:
http://hydeout.net/hydeout/2010/03/_hydeoutproductions.html

We deeply regret the loss of a unique talent and a close friend. Through his soulful music, Nujabes has touched so many people around the world, even beyond his dreams. He was a mysterious character to most as he avoided the public limelight, rarely conducted interviews, so only a few got to know the man behind the signature production. Yet it continued to amaze me how young listeners of all backgrounds learned of his enigmatic name, and expressed support for his music.

As I write now from Japan, I had been leaving him messages the past couple of weeks, trying to get in the studio together, so the news could not have come any more unexpected. Even last week, I passed by his house and called him thinking he was still home.

I met Nujabes around 2000 and as an upcoming MC, I was fortunate to work on tracks such as Battlecry, F.I.L.O, Luv(sic) parts 1, 2 and 3. We had been working on the next trilogy of Luv(sic) over the past year (which we're determined to see through). The last time we talked in January, Nujabes emailed me to wish Jeff Resurreccion, a 19-year old beatboxer who had just passed way from cancer, his heartfelt condolences.

While we continue to respect the privacy of his family, we will work to preserve his legacy, and pay tribute to the body of work, some unreleased, that he has left for us to enjoy. Jun Seba will be dearly missed by his family, friends, colleagues, and fans worldwide.

in peace,
Shing02


Nujabes 4ed976c65bb34de89cb92b051e330612 Nujabes 906c6adf02df4c5284502a42e906a48e Nujabes 954a3078a02a49b1c93524d7fba85416 Nujabes b7413751cd8b4f1aa17d33f4be47b77b Nujabes 79b68669701748bc8930473166f4fa9c Nujabes 315c53a267114a22cadd5f577a51240f Nujabes 036522c8784e43258a7920509f4d9b21 Nujabes eda9f0b33bbd46438269df1c6081678b Nujabes fe0fbae4bddd4fcdcfbfe4945157e37a Nujabes 3b4c97daa7404842c8a980f31a54b6f5 Nujabes 00ea64b28ba04fc29ff99523233299d9 Nujabes d542be7a42224341a2467484ae11946c Nujabes 827ad5abd15d49a09bf692b0740d64be Nujabes 9be534a67eba412fba010f2a9d94c469 Nujabes 2c1642c0bca14d02cd89921947cf4d5f Nujabes 4435b1430bed402d9ebf1f8b7ec47d9a Nujabes da9dc269b2fd9e995fe6e562ef35668b Nujabes 7002edb8c4d34bbaac960fb487684db9 Nujabes f500b0416ef84481c4615c97c78db88b Nujabes 7f4bf4e2644e474f82562d2ecad3fe95 Nujabes 88acb8ed30dc4f2894f2e2a6577aad70 Nujabes 8de069d53ae64f2c864d09627b0798d0 Nujabes a1ab632683024d27cd284849f07f07ed Nujabes f3810ea964714c818d96c324b05a5eff Nujabes efc9e81f8a6f4f0f979f6a7e37bb3e4e Nujabes be3102a4e09f4538bf20edf2abe1fcd2 Nujabes a2540e6d78382be4756ee2d221bd78ab Nujabes 492fea2978822f47b3b60b34a84a6d8e Nujabes 2f5ca339b3c54ee78151953489b300e6 Nujabes 3317158c1f66b2a178a4c4d1ec6bd5f8 Nujabes dc64e0a971c74d3b890885b43e5483df Nujabes 852f0f56c87747f8ae1bc1659eb7ec06 Nujabes 9aa44b23e1824d8c8bd65d7ab5aaa3d6 Nujabes 70f2649d2f27404f8588641068ce982d Nujabes f6fd29db71de42d4accfde03bda0bc2e Nujabes ac8d70ffdc4e43c39f52d7ec904cc79b Nujabes e507ff20a5554f53bf8664e5184215d5 Nujabes 8115b500d2064a10ca735536bd5c842d Nujabes 399744554acb4153b3af5278f42b24d4 Nujabes b0283df78b2c40a39f2e589d45e9854d
TOPlist