Nujabes (1974 –2010) was a hugely influential Japanese hip-hop producer, record store owner and DJ who’s real name was Jun Seba 瀬葉淳, . In addition to collaborating with Japanese artists like Uyama Hiroto, Minmi and Shingo Annen (known as Shing02), Nujabes was probably best known as one of the most prolific contributors to the background music and soundtracks of Samurai Champloo, an anime which blends a feudal Japan setting with modern anachronisms, especially in regard to hip hop culture.
Nujabes’ sound also was unique in his incorporation of Jazz samples in his tunes. Listen to some of the best Japanese hip hop ever made!!
Nujabes music videos
- Sou ootsuki’s Silly Running slow motion videos
- Nudyline Music Videos
- Dragon Ash classics I love Hip Hop & Grateful Days
- Shikao Suga new single Hajimari no Hi feat. Mummy-D
- DOHZI-T rapper and master collaborator
- MC Yamane rap version of Utada Hikaru’s First Love
- SKELT 8 BAMBINO’s “What’s Love? feat. SoulJa” MV
- Ketsumeishi summer hit Mata Kimi ni Aeru
- First maid cafes, now Samurai maid cafes
- Buddha Brand cool Japanese 90s hip hop