Nujabes ‎– Metaphorical Music - 2003 Jazz Hip Hop Downtempo 2LP

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Nujabes ‎– Metaphorical Music

Hydeout Productions ‎– HOLP-002
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue

Comes in a hard cardboard gatefold sleeve.


03 Nov 2018
Electronic, Hip Hop, Jazz
Conscious, Jazzy Hip-Hop, Hip Hop, Downtempo, Easy Listening, Instrumental



A1 Blessing It (Remix)
Rap [Featuring] – Pase Rock, Substantial
Written-By – P.Johnson, S.Robinson
A2  Horn In The Middle  4:08
A3 Lady Brown
Rap [Featuring] – Cise Starr
Written-By – C.Graham*
A4 Kumomi
Keyboards [Additional] – Uyama Hiroto


B1 Highs 2 Lows
Rap [Featuring] – Cise Starr
Written-By – C.Graham
B2 Beat Laments The World  4:22
B3 Letter From Yokosuka
Producer – Uyama Hiroto
B4 Think Different
Rap [Featuring] – Substantial
Written-By – S.Robinson


C1 A Day By Atmosphere Supreme  3:59
C2 Next View
Saxophone, Keyboards [Additional], Featuring – Uyama Hiroto
C3 Latitude (Remix)
Rap [Featuring] – Five Deez
Written-By – J.Marshall*, K.David*, P.Johnson*
C4  F.I.L.O.
Rap [Featuring] – Shing02
Written-By – S.Annen


D1 Summer Gypsy  4:19
D2 The Final View  3:35
D3 Peaceland8:19
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Companies, etc.
Recorded At – Park Avenue Studio
Mixed At – Park Avenue Studio
Pressed By – Toyokasei
Mastered At – Yuigahama Studio
A&R – Masakazu Takeuchi
Artwork, Design – Syu (Madfunky)*
Mastered By – Shiro Takahashi
Producer – Nujabes (tracks: A1 to B2, B4 to D3)
Recorded By, Mixed By – Nujabes

Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode: 4997184990790
Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped (Variant 1)): HOLP 002 A X
Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped (Variant 1)): HOLP 002 B X
Matrix / Runout (Side C, stamped (Variant 1)): HOLP 002 C X
Matrix / Runout (Side D, stamped (Variant 1)): HOLP 002 D X
Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped (Variant 2)): HOLP 002 A 2
Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped (Variant 2)): HOLP 002 B 3
Matrix / Runout (Side C, stamped (Variant 2)): HOLP 002 C 2
Matrix / Runout (Side D, stamped (Variant 2)): HOLP 002 D 3

Nujabes, who passed away in a car accident in Feb 2010, mainly released vinyl singles. This ''Metaphorical Music'' was his first album in which he put much effort to complete. Up until now, it has been a beloved masterpiece and also a core of Nujabes and Hydeout Productions.

It includes ''Letter From Yokosuka'' the first produced song by Uyama Hiroto, who had been working with Nujabes and his best friend. ''F.I.L.O'' was born from a golden collaboration with rapper Shing02 who was featured on the classic hip hop masterpiece ''Luv(sic).'' ''A Day By Atmosphere Supreme'' is a heart-warming instrumental tune recently covered by Emancipator on his tribute album ''Modal Soul Classics II.'' Nujabes’ remix version of ''Latitude'' features hip hop group Five Deez, from Cincinnati, who had been a professional and personal friend of Nujabes. ''Blessing It (Remix)'' features MC Substantial & Pase Rock who had established the foundations of Hydeout with Nujabes. ''Lady Brown'' features Cise Star. On ''Kumomi'' he put his childhood memories and beautiful sceneries from his memories into sounds. ''The Final View'' is a beautiful and fleeting track expressing the aesthetic sense that dwells in the Japanese spirit. Also, there are other classic tunes which can be said to have determined his presence felt into this historical masterpiece.

The first chapter of imaginary scenery music from Nujabes' short, but heartwarming life and soul, is now released on vinyl.

More Information
Condition New
Format LP
Color Black