Asian visibility in Western media has long been a hot-button topic. One of the few forms of entertainment in which Asian people have found mainstream success is in comedy. Whether it be in the realm of standup, sketch comedy or YouTube videos, Asian comedians have found a place to express themselves in American media.
There’s no specific reason to celebrate Nujabes today — no anniversaries or commemorative dates — but that won’t stop us from doing it anyway.
The Japanese producer, whose style delved into hip hop, jazz, and breakbeat, among other genres, created music that was unprecedented in its beautifully nostalgic sound. Upon his death at the age of 36 in 2010, caused by a traffic collision, he had become one of Japan’s most influential in the genre. Nujabes had created the soundtrack for critically-acclaimed anime Samurai Champloo, among other notable accomplishments.
You know how there’s some supposed study that claims you can burn calories watching scary movies?
Apparently, it’s arguable, but like don’t let that stop you from incorporating that into your workout or whatever.