Luv(sic) Part6 - Uyama Hiroto Remix featuring Shing02
Nujabes | Counting Stars
Three years ago today, Jun Seba, better known by his producer name Nujabes, passed away. Despite this, he still has a large and dedicated following of people who continue to create and spread the message of good music, love, and humanity through hip hop.
If you have never heard of Nujabes or his music, you can start reading about him here. Below are a few links to others’ works that were inspired by Nujabes, and commemorate the third anniversary of his passing.
Rest in peace, 2010 ‘til infinity…
Remix/mash-up of Luv (Sic) Part 3 by Shing02 and Who’s Theme by Minmi
Two years ago today, Seba Jun passed away.
R.I.P. 2010 ‘til infinity…
Nujabes | Tsurugi no Mai
Kenmochi Hidefumi | Modal Soul (Kenmochi Hidefumi Remix) | Modal Soul Classics II
It’s been exactly one year since Nujabes passed away.
In Nujabes’ Ristorante Mixtape (later remixed into Hydeout Sound Lab in collaboration with DJ Ryow), you can hear the opening line as spoken by Miles Davis:
I’ve been to a lot of interesting places. But I don’t think I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting Poona Flat. My name is… if you don’t mind, we’d like to play something for you.
Nujabes says his name instead of “Billy Cross”, the name of Miles Davis’ character in the movie Dingo; one of the rare and probably only times that anyone outside of close friends and family that anyone has ever heard Nujabes’ actual voice.
At the time I didn’t pay much mind to this, but since his passing, I miss him more than ever. Now every time I hear this line, I think of the homage that he paid to Miles Davis as one of his influences, and how millions of people worldwide of every national origin are still touched by Nujabes’ simple yet deep music.
Not many people think of his music as hip hop, often labeling it something like ‘new age’ or ‘experimental’; and in many ways, they’re right. But I think that there’s more to it than that. In the book “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation” by Jeff Chang, he describes hip hop as “the everlasting music”, and I think that Nujabes’ music is the embodiment of that description.
The music that Nujabes created is the most soulful music that I’ve heard in my entire life… and it will probably stay that way until I die. Here’s to you, Nujabes, from 2010 ‘til infinity.
Shing02 with DJ Icewater | Luv[sic.] pt.5
This one’s for you, Nujabes.
Artist: Uyama Hiroto feat. Golden Boy
Album: Mellow Beats, Friends & Lovers
Title: Vision Eyes (3:59)
Déjà vu, mayhap have you been here as well?
It feels super familiar, pray tell,
Ever get the urge to take a draft of Mimir’s well?
Trip on what’s knitted with a cashmere veil?