Real name: Jun Seba. An extremely talented Hiphop musician, perhaps best known for Samurai Champloo
's opening "battlecry"
(performed along with Shing02).
Here's a list of some of his more famous tracks:
Being a very private person, not much is known about his personal life.
In Febuary 26, 2010, Nujabes was involved in a late night traffic accident, he was confirmed dead by March 17, 2010 in a hospital at Shibuya, Tokyo.
His personal website
on his music is set to be released some time in the near future.
- Author Existence Failure
- Dead Artists Are Better: Averted. He was already acclaimed as an artist long before the accident, and his death didn't really gain him more publicity.
- Epic Rocking: "Peaceland" is over 8 minutes long.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: Nujabes collaborated with numerous performers on his albums: Substantial, Pase Rock, Shing02, Cise Starr, Fat Jon and many, many others.
- Neoclassical Punk Zydeco Rockabilly: While his music is usually categorized as Hip Hop, his style is actually pretty unique, combining Jazz, Hip Hop, Ambient, Chill and even some Electronica.
- Posthumous Collaboration: "luv (sic)" parts 4, 5, and 6 were all completed and released by Shing02(with the blessings of Nujabes' label, hydeout productions) from unfinished beats found on Nujabes' computer and phone after his death.
- Sampled Up: Nujabes' work in general makes heavy use of this trope, usually creating beats that are built around soul, jazz, and blues samples. "Counting Stars", one of Nujabes' best-known songs, exemplifies this. The song uses two different samples, of various versions of the same song("Affirmation" by Jose Feliciano).
- Sdrawkcab Name: Seba, Jun to Nujabes.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: delivered by Substantial in "Think Different"
Rest In Beats.