Today would have been the 40th birthday of god tier Japanese hiphop producer Nujabes.
I remember the first time I heard Nujabes and how happy I was to find out he was working on music for Samurai Champloo. I watched the show, loved the whole vibe and his music and the other artists they worked with complimented each other perfectly.
I remember hearing about his death, sadly spreading the word to other fans and sending a heartfelt message to his family to attempt if only in a small way to thank them for the music he made.
I don't think there's a single musician that's impacted my life quite as much. It's funny how the music puts times in perspective.
I was expecting the same old Luv Sic, but this seems to have a nice variety of his works.
One of my favorites. Also, if anyone in this thread wants similar artists, check out DJ Okawari or Blazo. They're practically just more delicious Nujabes. Recommend A Cup of Coffee or Temperature of Tears for Okawari and maybe Through the Way or Lucid Dream from Blazo.
I'd like to think Nujabes was a big influence for these guys.
Well that made my Friday.
Did you hear the music Ta-ku put together in the '25 nights for Nujabes'?
I usually have Fat Jon, 9th Wonder, Ljones, DJ Okawari and Uyama Hiroto on the same playlist as most of my Nujabes stuff.
nujabes is literally the definition of entry-level
at least name a good entry-level artist like Boris
Karamel Kel's stuff sounds awfully similar if you are fine with that.
But yeah, i do miss stuff from nujabes.
Thanks for making me depressed, asshole.
My sibling of african descent.
it looks like this guy makes techno, hes using a techno machine, i like techno specifically aphex twin
Rest in beats Nujabes
You will be missed.
Hipsters only liked Nujabes after he died.
Since they only listen to artists who are underground
I have not. I'll check this out.
Definitely get some Blazo on there. I don't think he has many tracks with lyrics like a lot of Nujabes' popular songs, but the instrumental is where it's at anyway.
Yeah, my friend linked me Temperature of Tears because of my love for Nujabes and it was love at first sight.
He was mediocre and half of his tracks are ruined by incredibly shit rappers.
lol! not funny, but very funny all at the same time.
shhh you might hurt /mu/'s feelings
Be thankful you're behind your computer and not in my face you subhuman scum.
The hipster thing to do is like something before it was cool.
Also, Nujabes was and still is popular as fuck though.
The hipster thing to do is to claim you liked something before it was cool.
I like Fat Jon more, despite performing worse on Samurai Champloo OST.
Wave Motion is way better than Modul Soul or Metaphorical Music.
Praising Nujabes to that level is like watching Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, and Eva and calling them best anime when you have little experience of the medium.
J. Dilla is the better dead artist
I listen to music literally every day, at work, travelling... regardless of what I'm doing. I like a massive variety of stuff including but not limited to death metal, classical, hip hop, rap and post-rock - I listen to things I like listening to because I like listening to them, that should be the same for everyone.
If you like them you should have an opinion on why just the same as if you don't like them. That opinion should be more than just 'because people said it was good/bad'. Sure you can out-grow things but you don't listen to one artist and automatically stop liking another.
1. Fat Jon
3. J. Dilla
Donuts is a million times better than any Fat Jon or Nujabes album, but there is no reason to compare them to J Dilla in the first place. They have completely different styles.
SHARP LIKE THE BLADE OF A SAMURAI SWORD
what was the cause of his death?
I think it was an accident, I'm not sure.
You can google it if you want to know.