Spotify Honors Nujabes With Shibuya Crossing Video Tribute & Curated Playlists

The “Pray for Nujabes” tribute ran for thirty minutes on six screens in the iconic intersection.

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On the evening of February 26, 2020, Tokyo’s Shibuya Crossing lit up with a video dedicated to Nujabes (real name Jun Seba), who tragically passed away on the day ten years prior. Put together by Spotify, the three-minute video titled, “Pray for Nujabes,” was showcased ten times on six massive screens at the iconic intersection, with the spiritually-aligned beats of Seba echoing throughout the streets.

Alongside the streetside display, Spotify also enlisted editor, DJ, and producer Toru Hashimoto to curate two playlists in honor of the late legend. The first of the playlists, titled “Pray for Nujabes,” features 30 tracks from the iconic producer, with Hashimoto sharing “You’re a flower, You’re a river, You’re a rainbow — Rest In Peace.” The second playlist, titled “This is Nujabes,” taps into tracks from Metaphorical Music, Modal Soul, Spiritual State, Luv(sic) Hexalogy, the Samurai Champloo OST, and more.

You can view Spotify’s video tribute above and check out the playlists below.

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R.I.P nujabes 会えなくなって10年。 長いようだけど、今でもいろんな事を思い出します。 一緒に笑ったり、困ったり、怒ったり、感動したり。仕事の事だったり、価値観だったり、音楽だったり、映画だったり、色々教えてもらったなー。うどんや焼き鳥、焼き肉にもんじゃ、ご飯も一杯食べに連れってもらいました。 早朝の公園通りのデニーズでの出来事や、わさび事件、トイレ事件、強烈な出来事もいっぱいあったけど、ほんと色々楽しかった。 改めてありがとうございます。 改めてさようなら。 #nujabes #hydeoutproductions

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