Sometimes people start hyping an artist after his/her death, but it is different with Nujabes. He’s always been a ‘musical godfather’ for a lot of people, including me. He was the one who introduced me to jazzy hip hop and Japanese music in particular. Without him, this site/magazine would not exist and I doubt I’d love as much as Japanese music like I do now.
Nujabes has always been a ‘musical godfather’ for a lot of people, including me. He was the one who introduced me to jazzy hip hop and Japanese music in particular.
Without him, this site/magazine would most definitely not exist and I doubt I’d love as much as Japanese music as I do now. Nujabes (and Hydeout Productions) had a big influence on the music scene and I thank him for his music, inspiration and musical input throughout the years.
Jun Seba (1974-2010) was a Japanese hip-hop music producer who recorded under the name Nujabes (New-Jah-Bess; which in turns happen to be his real name spelled backwards). He was also an owner of ‘Tribe,’ a record store in Shibuya (Tokyo), and ran Hyde-Out Productions, an indie record label. He has released two CDs in Japan, ‘Metaphorical Music’ in 2003 and ‘Modal Soul’ in 2005.
Last week shocking news hit the fans: Nujabes died in a fatal car accident. A big loss to music and it touched a lot of people. More info, comments and an official statement can be found here.
Nujabes’ entire discography is solid, so every selected track would be a great Pick Of The Week. Reflection Eternal is my personal favourite, but a little bit cliché. That’s why we selected a track you might not know yet. It’s ‘Still Talking To You’ off the ‘Still Talking To You / Steadfast 7″‘ and Hyde Out’s ‘First Collection’. Below you can check a snippet, but tune in to Laid Back Radio to hear the full track.
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