= [/r/AA Monthly Music Thread] [Feb.2015] (Spotlight Artist - Jun Seba / Nujabes (Hip-Hop, Jazz-Hop Japan) =

Jun SebaSeba Jun, February 7, 1974 – February 26, 2010) was a Japanese hip hop producer and DJ who recorded under the name NujabesNujabesu)
He was also owner of the Shibuya record stores, T Records and Guinness Records and founder of the independent label Hydeout Productions. His style mixes hip hop, rap and jazz samples

Nujabes was best known for his approach to hip hop beats, often blending jazz influences into his songs creating a mellow, nostalgic and atmospheric sound. He sampled a wide range of instruments and genres to create a soothing vibe

*I was really late on this post. anyways, i wanted to put a special note on this artist/producer , as he's probably one of the my favorite music artists. I'll let the music speak for it's self, rather than describe it's appeal and the details. Enjoy !* *Interesting note as well for the "hip-hop-heads" is that he shares the same birthday day+year as legendary hip-hop producer * *Jdilla* * , and they both passed away in the same month. You can say February is the month of hip-hop's finest producers from the States and in Japan.*
Here's a few track's that brighten my day by him:
Lastly some cute Korean School Children Cover the last track:
visit the r/nujabes , subreddit for music by him and others that take note to his style and genre of jazz-hop
2/29 Edit: 5 Year Death Anniversary Mix Project i did collaboratively with /r/Nujabes
*- [Let's continue our music discussions, sharing of our favorite artists non-asian / asian-american / asian, tracks on billboard top 100 that we have on repeat, our critiques on popular music, comments on the highlighted artist of the month, our personal musical artistry, and anything music related etc **Previous Spotlights
Jan.2015 - Tokimonsta (Electronica/Hip-Hop, USA)
Dec.2015 - Tim Be Told (Pop/Rock/Gospel/R&B, USA)
Nov.2014 - Mitchell Grey (Alt./R&B/Indie Pop/NYC)
Oct.2014 - Bodyslam (Rock/Alternative/Thailand)
Sept.2014 - MC Jin (Rap/Hip-Hop/USA & Hong Kong
[Aug.2014 - Magnetic North (Rap/Hip-Hop/USA)] (httpwww.reddit.com/r/asianamerican/comments/2cbk59/raa_monthly_music_thread_august_2014_spotlight/)
Jul.2014 - ACIDMAN (Rock/Alternative/Japan)

Nujabes's Homework Edits got me through a lot of studying. It's basically some of his tunes looped for an hour:
Nujabes - Aruarian Dance (Homework Edit)
Nujabes - Counting Stars (Homework Edit)
More: The Nujabes Homework edit Playlist
If you like Nujabes, check out DJ Okawari and Emancipator. Rest well, Nujabes

there's a live tribute concert goin on rite now, streaming on: httpyoutu.be/xE_m2SOjuY4
RIP Nujabes I started with him from Samurai Champloo and moved up to his genre of music. People have listed other artists but the one that stuck out that hasn't been mentioned yet is Kenmochi Hidefumi. Humming Urban Stereo comes to mind too but they don't completely fall in the same genre (same as free tempo's HUS is Korean if it makes a difference). I did like Cradle Orchestra but the rap kindafrom them..

there's a live stream tribute concert goin rite now btw: httpyoutu.be/xE_m2SOjuY4
Man, when he passed away, one of thedays of my life. RIP. His music made those window seat flights and those scenic long drives home amazing. Nujabes and Dilla pretty much took up over half of my ipod back in High school. I think my favorite track by the man was Lady Brown

Anyways, what has everyone else been listening too lately? I've got some Kali Uchi's currently in rotation. Columbian chick that reminds me ofAmy Winehouse, but waayyyy doper in a sense (I love you Wiinehouse)

Also have The Skins on rotation too. Awesome rock band from Brooklyn. u/b
wooah nicee suggestions i'm goin to listen thru der tracks, especiall Kali Uchi ; missin that style Winehouse was bringin bak
just came across this chill track btw httpssoundcloud.com/zakabel/zak-abel-joker-wise-enough
RIP Nujabes. Was just listening to Imaginary Folklore the other day. Here's the homework edit: httpswww.youtube.com/watch?v=rNfzsTWwfvM
Also he was one of the guys behind the Samurai Champloo OST. His sample game was. Just the most obscure amazing jazz b-sides and all that stuff. As a beat maker he's really one of my favorites and was so great

And not to be that guy, but the "Japanese children" are Korean

nah thnx for being that guy, my mistake, was doin this on like 2hrs of sleep + insomnia
there's a tribute concert goin on right now live stream