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Music: Nujabes

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.

A documentary on his music is set to be released some time in the near future.

Associated Tropes:

  • 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.
The Notorious B.I.G.Musicians/Hip Hop RapN.W.A.

alternative title(s): Seba Jun; Jun Seba; Nujabes
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