Jun Seba (Lai Xie Chun ), (February 7, 1974 – February 26, 2010) was a Japanese hip hop music producer. He recorded under the name Nujabes, which is just his real name spelled backwards. His music has a strong jazz influence and often uses samples from Miles Davis or Yusef Lateef. He also owned “tribe”, an indie record shop in Shibuya, Tokyo. In Japan, he released two albums: Metaphorical Music 2003 and Modal Soul 2005. He was also part of Urbanforest, a production duo with Nao Tokui. (Recorded on the Lady Brown 12″). He has worked with Japanese artists such as Shing02, Minmi, and underground American hip-hop groups Cyne, Apani Bfly, Five Deez and Substantial. He also contributed music to Samurai Champloo’s soundtrack. This anime blends feudal Japan and modern anachronisms, including hip-hop music, Jun, 36, died on February 26, 2010, following a serious accident on the Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway. It was announced by Hyde-Out Productions on March 17, 2010. He was quickly taken to the hospital where attempts to revive him failed. From

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