Samurai Champloo Music Producer Is Dead

Music producer Jun Seba, known as Nujabes, passed away in late February. His label announced the sad news today.

Late night, February 26, the 36-year-old Nujabes was in a car accident in Tokyo. Efforts to revive him proved futile.

Nujabes was known for his cutting edge hip-hop - such as the soundtrack work he did for anime Samurai Champloo. The series got its own original PS2 game, Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked. The title was developed by Bandai and Grasshopper Manufacture, the studio behind the No More Heroes games.

Nujabes record label stated, "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."

Jun Seba aka Nujabes, Rest In Peace [Thanks, Gene!]



    That really sucks, RIP man.

    Thanks for posting this here, His passing has received way too little notice in mainstream media.

    He was truly an inspiration to many.

    Rim Jun Seba.


    i am soo angry with the world right now

    2010 is officially ruined for me

    excuse me while i isolate myself for the rest of the year

    yer i really havent read anywhere that he died other than a few sites


    but in other news i found shing02's luv(sic) on vinyl yesterday!
    one of the best collabs with nujabes!!!!

      Argh, where on Earth did you find that vinyl?! I've been looking everwhere over the net! Lucky mofo!

    Battlecry - His and Shing02's opening track for Samurai Champloo (my favourite anime) is one of my all time favourite hip hop tracks. RIP friend :(

    im quite cut, i had "light of the land" on when i read this.

    as a mark of respect my cinema will be playing Nujabes in the foyer and screens for as long as i can get away with it, but being a projectionist who controls the cd player that could be a very long time :D

    May he be at peace in a world out of order, we'll miss his inner beats as life gets colder.

    So sad this happened I loved his work and especially his productions on Samurai Champloo. He is truly missed and not forgotten by me. RIP.

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