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Farewell Nujabes, RIP.


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We had featured legendary Japanese hip hop producer Jun Seba aka Nujabes last year (Nujabes: An Audio and Visual Fixation) but today, it’s a post not worth celebrating. Nujabes had died in on 26 February 2010 in a fatal car accident, the same day Japan experienced a 7.0 earthquake. He was 36.

photo by yosuke moriya. kamakura, summer 2009

We deeply regret the loss of a unique talent and a close friend. Through his soulful music, Nujabes has touched so many people around the world, even beyond his dreams. He was a mysterious character to most as he avoided the public limelight, rarely conducted interviews, so only a few got to know the man behind the signature production. Yet it continued to amaze me how young listeners of all backgrounds learned of his enigmatic name, and expressed support for his music. – Fellow Japanese artist and rapper, Shing02’s message to the public.

Shing02 had collaborated with the late Nujabes on various tracks like Luv(sic), Luv(sic) Part 2 and F.I.L.O.

Jun Seba aka Nujabes, Rest In Peace

Read more of Shing02’s message here or re-visit our feature, Nujabes: An Audio and Visual Fixation. A great loss to the extraordinary world of Japanese hip hop. Rest in peace, Nujabes.

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