Nujabes

I recently found out another exciting musician. It began when I started watching Samurai Champloo.

Samurai Champloo (cr: owner)

Samurai Champloo (cr: owner)

The opening song was so catchy, it’s a rap song blending pleasantly with jazzy vibe, upbeat tempo, and groovy piano accompaniment. Interesting isn’t it? So I googled and it turned out the musician behind this is Nujabes

Nujabes (cr: owner)

Nujabes (cr: owner)

Actually his name is Jun Seba. Nujabes is reverse spelling of his name. He’s hip hop producer/DJ from Japan. I had downloaded more than 20 songs. Actually his song is full of repetition melodies and there aren’t many instruments involved. But I think those are what make his songs become special. The simplicity.

I don’t know how you would feel but every time I heard his song, it soothed me. It was always simple but yet quite intense and each song when he collaborated with rapper has meaningful lyric. But sadly he passed away in 2010 due to traffic accident. Here are few of his songs I like the most. Enjoy 😉

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