Thursday, March 18, 2010

R.I.P. Nujabes

I woke up this morning to some saddening news. Well respected but criminally unknown Japanese producer Nujabes (Jun Seba) died recently in a fatal car accident. I haven't really been able to find out when exactly he did die but it has been confirmed that he has passed on from this Earthly realm. Sadly to many this won't mean much but to those who were fans of his and followed his music this is a crucial blow to the music world. In my view he has crafted some of the best musical masterpieces of all time. Sampling old bossa nova and funk music as well as composing his own original pieces, his music was always very organic, calming and ethereal in nature. Having worked with rappers such as Substantial, Shing02, CL Smooth and even Pete Rock, he probably got most of his American exposure for composing the musical backdrop for the popular anime Samurai Champloo which fused feudal samurai action with hip-hop/jazz music. Many a time have i found myself feeling shitty or just in need of some relaxation and I just lost myself in his music. It's a damn shame that not that many people know of him nor will they care that he has passed on but speaking for all his fans, Rest in Peace Jun, you will be greatly missed by those who knew your work. My heart and prayers go out to his family and those close to him. Yet another great has been accepted in the massive dance party in heaven. Up above are some of my favorite songs by Nujabes and I encourage you all to look into more of his work, i promise you will not be disappointed. Rock on from Krypton

Dueces Up!



  1. Ive heard of him just bc my little sister is so into the japanese culture/ppl she went last yr && shes taking japanese as her language in school anyways....may he RIP .

  2. ha that's real cool. u should check out his music, i think you'd like it. Thanx for the comment

  3. RIP

    It's a shame how waaaay underrated his music was!!

  4. indeed man, I agree with u ALLL the way smh