Nujabes – Metaphorical Music Review

Nujabes first album is among my favorite early discoveries of Japanese music. Since my entry was through pop music, it was awesome to hear a different take on a genre that I wasn’t too familiar with.

Hip-hop or Jazz hip-hop as some people describe the music changed my opinion of Japanese ability.

The album is perfection when it comes to the instrumental beats and the addition of guest performers on the tracks create and presents a perfect combination. There isn’t anything that could have been done better.

Each of the tracks caters to a different fan of hip-hop, but form a cohesive image in the end. Sadly with his death, there isn’t anyone who can properly take the genre in the same direction, but hopefully someone comes forward as a successor of this great genre.