The Rec Show Podcast

Discovering The Legacy of Nujabes

September 11, 2022 Nujabes Season 2 Episode 63
The Rec Show Podcast
Discovering The Legacy of Nujabes
Show Notes

Today's episode features a Japanese Music Producer, Founder of Hydeout Productions, DJ, composer, arranger, crossing into different genres like jazz rap, down tempo, atmospheric instrumental. His collaboration with the highly regarded Samurai Champloo OST in 2004 pushed his name to the stratosphere. He was a quiet Hip Hop ambassador known to his close people as Seba Jun but known to the world as Nujabes. 

As an introvert, his life revolved around music. His ability to listen, reconstruct samples and direct musicians to make what most Nujabes stans would call "classic music" and I agree. He was a crate diggers owning record stores around Japan and into the musical influences of the 1980s and 1990s. He worked with incredible emcees like Funky DL, Sustantial, Shing02, Cise Star, Pase Rock, Fat Jon, and many more to include instrumentalist like Uyama Hiroto.

Once you press play and let it ride with whatever your doing, you will feel it. His music was about feeling, and documenting what was going on in the world. And in most parts, his music was about releasing feelings as well. I discovered his music years ago and had the privilege to see his impact first had in the land of the rising sun Tokyo Japan. I hope you dive more into his musical contributions, and music discography. His memory lives on. Enjoy!

Intro Music: Highly Recommended from Green Street (deluxe edition) by Jazz Spasticks & People Without Shoes

Nujabes musical contributions come from the following albums (click links):

Samurai Champloo Music Record: Departure
Samurai Champloo Music Record: Impression

Samurai Champloo Intro from the Samurai Champloo OST by
F.I.L.O (First In Last Out) by Nujabes and Shing02
Fat Jon & Nujabes "Ask" from the Samurai Champloo OST
Fat Jon & Nujabes "How you feel" from the Samurai Champloo OST
Luv (sic) Instrumentals by Nujabes from Luv(sic Hexalogy
Blessing It -remix by Nujabes feat. Substantial & Pase Rock from Metaphorical Music
Horn in the middle by Nujabes from Metaphorical Music
Kumomi by Nujabes from Metaphorical Music
The Final View by Nujabes from Metaphorical Music
Luv (sic.) pt 3 feat. Shing02) by Nujabes from Modal Soul
Music is Mine by Nujabes from Modal Soul
The Sign feat. Pase Rock by Nujabes from Modal Soul
flowers by Nujabes from Modal Soul
Spiral by Nujabes from Modal Soul
World Without Words from Samurai Champloo Music Record: Departure
Chambers from Samurai Champloo Music Record: Departure
Perfect Fiend feat Nujabes from MF DOOM & Nujabes - Metaphorical Villainy
D.T.F.N. (Instrumental) by Nujabes
A Space in Air in Space in Air (Interlude) by Nujabes from Samurai Champloo Music Record: Impression
Haiku (Interlude) by Nujabes from Samurai Champloo Music Record: Impression
Luv (sic) Grand Finale Instrumentals by Nujabes from Luv(sic Hexalogy

Tap Into Nujabes as we keep his and other great musical spirits memories alive to inspire.

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