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R.I.P. Jun Seba aka Nujabes

March 18, 2010

Long time friend and co-collaborator Shing02 has confirmed Jun Seba aka Nujabes’ death.  There is also an official statement in Japanese on the Hydeout Productions website.  Jun Seba passed away on February 26 after a fatal car accident.  He was 36 years old.

I’ve never been a big fan of hip hop, but I knew I was in for something special the instant I heard “Tsurugi No Mai” on the Samurai Champloo soundtrack.  I always enjoyed his blend of jazz and hip hop and his support of underground rap artists worldwide.  Modal Soul is one of my favorite albums ever and has become my soundtrack for this somber day. Below is a fanmade video for “Reflection Eternal.”  I believe the lyrics are perfect for the occasion.

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