Japanese Hip-Hop producer Nujabes dies

Jun Seba, a Japanese DJ and Hip-Hop producer, died in February in a fatal car accident in his native Japan.

A statement was posted this week announcing his death on February 26th, the same day a 7.0 earthquake rocked Japan:

We deeply regret the loss of a unique talent and a close friend. Through his soulful music, Nujabes has touched so many people around the world, even beyond his dreams. He was a mysterious character to most as he avoided the public limelight, rarely conducted interviews, so only a few got to know the man behind the signature production. Yet it continued to amaze me how young listeners of all backgrounds learned of his enigmatic name, and expressed support for his music.

The label founded by Nujabes, Hydeout productions, confirmed the DJ’s death on their website (translated from Japanese):

The sudden, very sudden, you have to sad news.

nujabes presided hydeout productions, 2010 February 26, at the point of leaving the Minato Ward, Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway Wednesday night, suddenly been transported to hospital by ambulance Shibuya Ward ran into a car accident, a hard life-saving treatment have been decorated, and without that raise the heart beat again, took off into the sky.

I died just 36 years old birthday.

Funeral, nujabes with music, as a private burial in the family, was held in Shimeyaka. Our sincere gratitude to the antemortem厚誼here, We have pleasure to inform you. Treat the passing of a sudden, one day and sorrow, we regret even more pitching.

Hydeout confirmed that Nujabes’ legacy will be preserved via the future release of new tracks he left behind. Nujabes was 36 years old.


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