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Nujabes
Birth name (瀬場 潤, Seba Jun)
Born February 19, 1974(1974-02-19)
Origin Adachi, Tokyo, Japan
Died Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
February 26, 2010 (aged 36)
Genres Jazz rap
Jazz
Hip-hop
Occupations producer, DJ, composer, arranger
Years active 2003-2010
Labels Hydeout Productions
Website Hydeout Productions

Jun Seba (瀬場 潤 Seba Jun?), (February 19, 1974 – February 26, 2010) was a Japanese hip-hop producer and DJ who recorded under the name Nujabes. His alias was simply his name "sebajun" spelled backwards. Nujabes was also owner of the Shibuya record stores, T Records and Guinness Records and founder of the independent label Hydeout Productions.

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Production

In addition to Japanese artists like Uyama Hiroto, Shing02 and Minmi, Nujabes has collaborated with underground American hip-hop acts CYNE, Cise Starr (as a solo apart from the hiphop collective CYNE), Apani B, Five Deez, Substantial, CL Smooth, Terry Callier, as well as British rapper Funky DL and R&B singer Dwele. He was also a member of the production duo Urbanforest, an experimental collaboration with Nao T[1].

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Samurai Champloo

Nujabes was one of the most prolific contributors to the background music and soundtracks of Samurai Champloo, an anime which blends a feudal Japan setting with modern anachronisms, especially in regards to hip hop culture.[2]

Death

On February 26, 2010, Jun Seba was involved in a traffic accident upon exiting the Shuto Expressway late at night. He died at a hospital in Shibuya Ward after failed efforts to revive him. He was 36 years old. There was a private burial with only family in attendance. Hydeout Productions has stated that Nujabes has left behind tracks, which they plan to release in the near future[3].

Discography

Albums

Album information
Hydeout Productions 1st Collection
  • Released: April 23, 2003
Metaphorical Music
  • Released: August 21, 2003
Modal Soul
  • Released: November 11, 2005
Hydeout Productions 2nd Collection
  • Released: November 11, 2007

Compilations

Album information
Ristorante NUJABES
Modal Soul Classics
  • Released: June 6th, 2008

Production

To This Union a Son Was Born
Bullshit As Usual
Mellow Beats, Friends & Lovers
  • Released: June 10th, 2009

References

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