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One of my favourite artists is Nujabes (a reverse play on his real name, June Seba). He’s a Japanese hip hop producer and DJ who mixed rap, jazz, and hip-hop samples to produce records which were ambient, mellow, and atmospheric in sound. His collaborations with rap artists are miles apart from the hip hop (or hip pop) we often hear on the radio or consume from the likes of Jay-Z and Kanye West because apart from Nujabes’ brilliance in producing the records, the lyrics content of the songs are achingly poetic. I won’t list down my favourite Nujabes records as there are far too many which I think would deserve posts of their own in the future. In the meantime, I’m sharing one of my favourite instrumentals from the man.