Nujabes

淳瀬葉, Jun Seba,瀬葉淳

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Real name: Jun Seba
Date of death: February 26, 2010

Jun Seba was a Japanese hip-hop music producer who recorded under the name Nujabes. The alias is an anagram of his first and last name spelled backwards and combined.

His music is known for a strong cool jazz influence, frequently using samples from artists like Miles Davis and Yusef Lateef. He was also an owner of "tribe", a record store in Shibuya, Tokyo, and led indie record label Hyde-Out Productions. He has also contributed music to the soundtrack of Samurai Champloo, an anime which blends a setting in feudal Japan with modern anachronisms, especially hip-hop music.

On March 17, 2010, it was announced on the Hyde-Out Productions website that Jun passed away on February 26, 2010 at the age of 36 after being involved in a serious car accident on the Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway. He was promptly transported to the hospital, where attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.

(Source: last.fm)

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