Japanese musicianDied when: 36 years 19 days (432 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius
Jun Seba (Japanese: 瀬葉 淳, Hepburn: Seba Jun, February 7, 1974 – February 26, 2010), better known by his stage name Nujabes (ヌジャベス, Nujabesu), was a Japanese record producer, audio engineer, DJ, composer and arranger best known for his atmospheric instrumental mixes sampling from hip hop, soul, and jazz.
He released two studio albums during his lifetime: Metaphorical Music (2003) and Modal Soul (2005), while the album Spiritual State was released posthumously in 2011.
Seba was the founder of the independent label Hydeout Productions and released two collection compilations: Hydeout Productions 1st Collection (2003) and 2nd Collection (2007).
Additionally, Seba collaborated on the soundtrack for Shinichirō Watanabe's anime series Samurai Champloo (Music Record: Departure and Impression) in 2004.Although relatively niche during his music career, Nujabes has since achieved posthumous acclaim and been referred to as the "godfather" of lo-fi hip hop, although his music also incorporates elements of trip hop, breakbeat, downtempo, and ambient music.
Credited with predating the genre's popularity in the 2010s, Seba has inspired numerous subsequent producers and imitators.On February 26, 2010, aged 36, Jun Seba died in a traffic collision.